BBC accused of pandering to woke warriors after Countryfile presenter's 'people menstruate' gaffe 

BBC accused of pandering to woke warriors after Countryfile presenter's 'people menstruate' gaffe 

BBC is accused of pandering to woke warriors after Countryfile presenter said ‘a cow cycles every three weeks like a person’

  • Presenter Adam Henson made the comments while discussing a cow’s gestation
  • He told viewers ‘gestation period from mating to birth is the same as a person’ 
  • Some fans blasted presenter on social media, telling him: ‘Don’t go woke on us’

The BBC has been accused of appeasing woke warriors after a Countryfile presenter said ‘people’ menstruate.

Describing how farmers tell when a cow is ready to give birth, Adam Henson said: ‘A cow cycles every three weeks like a person, and the gestation period from mating to birth is the same as a person, nine months.’

The use of ‘person’ angered viewers of Sunday night’s episode.

Former Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies tweeted: ‘People don’t have monthly cycles, BBC, females do… bulls don’t have monthly cycles BBC! 

‘It’s like infant school biology class.’

Another viewer wrote: ‘Countryfile informing us that cows have monthly cycles, ”just like a person”. Woman. Like a woman.’ 

Describing how farmers tell when a cow is ready to give birth, Adam Henson (pictured) had said: ‘A cow cycles every three weeks like a person, and the gestation period from mating to birth is the same as a person, nine months.’

A third wrote: ‘Oh dear… he’s telling us how similar timings the cow has to ”humans who give birth”. 

‘Come on Adam, you know they are women. Don’t go woke on us.’

One even called for the BBC to be defunded, tweeting: ‘@BBCCountryfile when talking about calf being born and relate to human birth it’s women not a person. Stop the woke. #DefundTheBBC.’

A BBC spokesman said: ‘Adam was not making a specific point about sex or gender, he was talking about farm animals on a programme about the countryside.’

Harry Potter author JK Rowling has faced two years of abuse and death threats since publishing an essay on her website in which she argued that biological sex is real.

It comes days after Anne Robinson (pictured centre) told the Mail that she twice rejected an offer to return as host of BBC quiz show The Weakest Link because 'wokeness has taken the heart out of comedy'

It comes days after Anne Robinson (pictured centre) told the Mail that she twice rejected an offer to return as host of BBC quiz show The Weakest Link because ‘wokeness has taken the heart out of comedy’

She was labelled a TERF – trans-exclusionary radical feminist – after taking issue with the term ‘people who menstruate’.

It also comes days after Anne Robinson told the Mail that she twice rejected an offer to return as host of BBC quiz show The Weakest Link because ‘wokeness has taken the heart out of comedy’.

She said: ‘Times have really changed. I wouldn’t want to be a cheesy gameshow host, and that is what the BBC wanted.

‘Where’s the fun if you can’t ask, ‘What do you do when you’re not eating?’ or ‘Have you had that hair cut for a bet?’

‘No one saw anything wrong with it, but you couldn’t say it today.’

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Emma Powell

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