Netball star denies lesbian claims

Story Author(s): Shelly Guni

News Source: H-Metro

Publication/Broadcast Date: July 10th, 2020

Country(ies): Zimbabwe

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Story Summary:

This story amplifies the sensational attempted outing of a female netball player as lesbian.

Topics: Outing and Sports

LGBTQI+ Identities: Lesbian

Journalistic Issues: Journalistic approach shows clear bias, moralizing, fear mongering, sensationalizing, prejudice, ridicule, etc., LGBTQI+A voices insufficient, Negative myths/stereotypes are reinforced/perpetuated, Source/subject safety is dangerously disregarded, and Visuals/photos demonize/are anti-LGBTQI+

Rating: 4

Rating Rationale:

There is a complete disregard of individual privacy. Such stories should never be written. They have zero ethical news value and exist solely for clicks.