FHM writers fired over rape remarks
TWO FHM writers who joked about corrective rape on Facebook were fired yesterday, the magazine said.
“FHM would like to announce that following a disciplinary hearing held (yesterday), presided over by an independent chairperson, former FHM employees Maxim Barashenkov and Montle Moorosi have been dismissed with immediate effect,” said a brief statement posted on the website of the men’s magazine.
A status update posted on Barashenkov’s Facebook page started a storm on Tuesday.
It read: “I propose correctional (sic) rape and sterilisation for any white person who twerks (dances).”
One of Barashenkov’s female friends rebuked him, saying corrective rape should never be condoned.
Moorosi then commented: “I think rape can be quite fun if executed in a romantic manner. Like saying ‘I love you’ before you slip a roofie (Rohypnol, a sedative) in her Earl Grey tea.”
The pair published an open letter on Thursday, which started off with an apology but then went on to complain about the “media madness” around their “private conversation” on Facebook. – Sapa
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