Presenter Anne Robinson has angered feminists with her attitudes towards other women on her latest show.
Robinson’s, 73, latest programme The Trouble With Women explores the sexism and daily issues women face but people weren’t impressed by her attitude towards the featured women.
Viewers appeared angered by the iconic presenter’s response to some of the affecting issues the show’s women expressed – deeming their opinions as ‘wrong’ simply because she’d not experienced what they had.
She was also criticised for the way she responded to and handled interacting with some of the younger women on the programme, too.
Viewers took to social media to blast the out of touch host, claiming she was in some ways blaming them for the way society treats them.
What has gone wrong? Well, Anne, pretty sure women’s ‘timidity’ has partly come from a merciless evolution of modern capitalism that means women can’t afford to stand up and fight for their rights because they risk being persecuted for it. #thetroublewithwomen
— cold brew sorceress (@hannahlbatt) June 14, 2018
.@BBCOne has really messed up with Anne Robinson as host of #thetroublewithwomen. Suggesting F1 are wrong for removing grid girls?! Yet not even questioning why no women are racing? Typical generational stereotype of sport
— Hannah Holdstock (@HannahHoldstock) June 14, 2018
Anne Robinson, a rich, privileged, white woman… telling every other woman how silly and wrong they are, because she's never experienced these problems herself. Righteo
— Candy Kitten (@CandyKitten11) June 14, 2018
Before you broadcast a programme about the gender pay gap please understand it first… So many problems with this and I’ve only been watching 5 mins #TheTroublewithWomen
— @orla (@OrlaSketch) June 14, 2018
Overall, the audience seemed pretty annoyed with her approach and how the BBC handled the show.
#thetroublewithwomen I'm having issues with this programme. A woman is not 'lucky' to have a man to be at home whilst she works. Any man who is worth his salt can cook, clean and care as well as a woman. Equality *should* be the norm.
— ClairP1980 (@ClairP1980) June 14, 2018
Why is it bad that women are more intolerant of sexual harassment these days? Why should we put up with it? Sick of older generations being condescending & thinking they are superior to women these days, just because they had it ‘much worse’ in their day #TheTroublewithWomen 1/2
— 🦕 Kerry 🦕 (@FlopsyPickle) June 14, 2018
Anne Robinson self assuredly giving it the ‘in my day.’ I’m persevering with it but my blood pressure is rising. 🙄 #TheTroubleWithWomen
— Lucy Carter (@LucyCarter6) June 14, 2018
Anne Robinson is an intellectual vacuum and a proven bigot. They may as well as have had Anne Widdecombe to present. #thetroublewithwomen
— Helen (@helenmallam) June 14, 2018
Robinson came under fire earlier this month, when she had plenty of things to say about women in the workplace where she claimed women must accept it as a ‘sexually treacherous’ place.
Speaking about her experiences compared to modern struggles of women and the #MeToo movement, she said: ‘You have a choice. Do I get off the train and spend my life complaining and making a fuss, or do I stay on the train and make sure it never happens to me again?
‘I always chose the latter, but maybe I’m just a different sort of warrior.’