Former deputy minister of Communications, Victoria Hammah, has boycotted Multimedia Group over one of the group's online platform's decision to use a photo of a random woman's backside in a story about her.
On Metro TV's Good Evening Ghana recently, YEN.com.gh learned that Victoria Hammah, a former minister under the erstwhile administration of John Mahama, revealed that she has boycotted media powerhouse Multimedia Group, over what she describes as disrespect.
According to Hammah, on one of the group's online platform sometime ago, a story about her was published. But a photo of a random woman's backside was used instead of her photo.
Speaking on the late night TV show, Hammah said she felt disrespected by the gesture, hinting that she believed it was premeditated.
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Mynewsgh.com quoted Hammah as saying: "I saw this thing on Joy Fm and guess the picture that was there?
They took somebody’s [backside] in a red hat. It was not me…it was somebody’s [backside] and that was my face. That is what media is in this country."
She continued, “What does it tell people when they read that? When people read the story is about Victoria Hammah and there is an [backside] there?
The media which is a very important factor in our development I think probably have allowed political and commercial interest in their work.
It is still online and it is shameful. I will never step foot at Multimedia because I was objectified.”
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Hammah, a former deputy Communications minister has for a long time been the subject of discourse that seeks to relegate her views to her body.
She has had to endure mockery of the fact that she is plus-sized and also a quite vocal gender advocate.
She however lost her ministerial job in 2013 after her personal driver recorded a conversation between Hammah and another person, with Hammah boasting that she was in public life to make money and get comfortable.
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