If he had to go downstairs to the newsroom, where the general public can see you, he should have worn something more appropriate. I'm not saying full suit and tie but something not as 'just got in from the gym.'
Your currently wearing a grey hoodie that's fine - unless I'm mistaken, your not sitting in the background of the BBC News Channel . But if your working in front of the public, you should dress smartly. You wouldn't expect to go shopping in Tesco and see the checkout staff wearing grey hoodies, would you?
If he was on the same side of the glass as the cameras then you may have a point. He wasn't, you don't and my point about perspective remains - describing a person's choice of attire as 'appalling' when they transited across the screen in the back of a shot for a couple of seconds is obvious hyperbole. When you see him there wearing a mankini I will agree with you - until then however, not so much.
As for the bizarre comparison with Tesco staff, Tesco mandates that their shop floor workers wear a uniform. Those workers have direct contact with the public. The BBC do not provide newsroom staff with a uniform and those staff will generally have no direct contact with the public. Personally, I wouldn't have any objections to a Tesco uniform having a hood attached. I don't think it would make the wearer of said uniform any more likely or less likely to provide a professional service.
It's all about how an organisation decides how it wants to present itself. The BBC has been on a journey to become less 'stuffy' and more 'relaxed' in its presentation for a while - from the shirt sleeves and gaudy shirts of the original BBC News 24 to real people dressed for a real office environment in the background of the modern-day newsroom.
You don't have to like it - but let's not get carried away.
It's 'you're', by the way.
Last edited by lhx1985 on 29 January 2020 2:57pm
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