Larry Modowo reportedly is leaving CNN after a controversial interview with Sam George about LGBTQ in Ghana
Larry Modowo reportedly quit his job at CNN after his tense and controversial interview with Ghanaian politician Sam George about LGBTQ rights in Ghana.
The MP from Ningo-Prampram was recognized for his eloquence, articulation, and broad understanding of subjects. The way he answered the sensitive LGBTQ questions on CNN a day ago has been welcomed by many.
However, it appears that this cost Larry Modowo his job as he allegedly left CNN after the interview.
Meanwhile, right after the interview with Sam George, Larry had described the entire session as “the most controversial interview” he had ever moderated.
This is one of the most controversial interviews I’ve ever done on live television. I asked a Ghanaian MP who is putting an anti-LGBT bill on why he wants to legalize hatred and homophobia. “Only 7% of Ghanaians are tolerant of homosexuality,” MP @samgeorgegh told me on @OneWorldCNN
Shortly before the interview, Larry Modowo announced that he had left the CNN studios in Atlanta, USA to go to Dubai. It is unclear whether he was transferred or left his job entirely.
Larry Modowo is a Kenyan journalist who is considered one of the best African presenters in the world. He is a Kenyan journalist and CNN International correspondent. Previously, he was North America correspondent for the BBC and also hosted breaking news and presenting BBC World News America from Washington, DC.
However, his recent interview with Sam Goerge, which happened to be his last time on CNN, taught him a lot about his job and likely influenced his overall decision to leave.
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According to the MP for Ningo-Prampram, the media house or online portal must hire a professional interpreter to help them understand the meaning of his interview with CNN so that they can produce factual coverage.
An article published on Peacefmonline.com had a headline that assumed Sam George felt desirable when interviewed on CNN about the passing of the anti-LGBTQ law in Ghana.
While many have praised lawmakers for their eloquence and intelligence, the article states that Sam George was handed over to the interviewer and beaten. According to the content of the article, interviewer Larry Modowo made it difficult for Sam George to express his understanding of the entire LGBTQ issue.
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The Cable News Network (CNN) had phoned lawmakers to understand their position on the anti-LGBTQ law, which the Ghanaian parliament is eagerly debating and possibly seeking to pass.
While the discussion about LGBTQ has become very critical yet volatile, especially for people like Sam George who are campaigning heavily for it to be criminalized in Ghana, the MP had to explain the reasons for his decision and the collective choice of some MPs to do that Law to get passed.
Arguments have been made for and against the passing of the anti-LGBTQ law, with many citing human rights violations and violations of the freedoms of citizens who have the right to choose their sexual preferences freely or whatever.
During the interview with CNN, Sam George claimed that LGBTQ is alien to Ghanaian culture and should never fester in the country. He claimed that although the counter arguments on human rights and related issues are valid, the members of the Ghanaian parliament will ensure that the anti-LGBTQ law is passed.
As much as the interviewer tried to convince Sam George, or better still his conscience, of the merits and disadvantages of passing the anti-LGBTQ bill and what it will mean for people who practice it around the world, he held his position by engaging in an intellectual battle over the concerted decision of almost the entire population to see a ban on LGBTQ in Ghana.
A recent survey found that around 93 percent of Ghanaians agree that LGBTQ should not be legalized in Ghana. These people believe that LGBTQ needs to be criminalized and have thrown their weight behind Sam George and other like-minded lawmakers pushing for the anti-LGBTQ bill to be passed.