Shame on TV Host for Telling Rape Survivor to Apologize and Marry Her Rapist

Target: Ala Chebbi, Tunisian TV Host

Goal: Demand that TV host resign after telling a rape survivor that she needs to apologize for being raped and marry the man who raped her to make it right.

Tunisian talk show host Ala Chebbi sparked outrage around the globe after he told a teenage rape survivor she needs to apologize to her father for getting pregnant by her rapist and that she needs to marry the rapist to “close the case.” Demand this horrible host resign for his disgusting remarks and lack of empathy towards victims of sexual assault.

Chebbi is the host of the show Andi Mankolek and was speaking with a teenager who said she had been raped by multiple members of her family since she was 14 years old. The woman revealed that she is eight months pregnant and suspects that the father is her stepmother’s brother, one of her alleged rapists.

Chebbi told the woman to admit it was her fault for getting raped and pregnant and to apologize to her father for getting pregnant before marriage. Chebbi also said that she should have spoken up about being sexually assaulted, and that she needs to marry her rapist so the case can be closed.

These revolting remarks show a complete lack of empathy towards victims of sexual assault and rape. This woman was subjected to shame and humiliation by Chebbi for something that was not her fault. This man does not deserve a job. Demand that Chebbi resign for his despicable treatment of this woman and for his attitude toward rape survivors.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Chebbi,

As the host of a television show, you hold a lot of power. Rather than using this power for good, you chose to shame a rape survivor on TV and blame her for what happened to her.

When a woman revealed on your show that she had been raped by not one but multiple members of her family ever since she was a young girl, you insulted her rather than comforting her. You told this woman it was her fault, that she should apologize to her father for getting pregnant as a result of her rape, and that she should marry her rapist to make everything right. You have shown a complete disregard for women and a lack of basic decency that warrants you incapable of holding your current position.

I demand you resign from your job and apologize to this woman.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Devon Buchanan

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7 Comments

  1. Gillian Miller Gillian Miller says:

    This is typical of a Muslim country, rape victims are adulterers and often forced to marry their rapist. In Indonesia they are lashed 100 times and in other countries they are honour killed.

    Bear in mind it is always the woman’s fault, Muslims have no self control and the males are rarely punished for such crimes.

  2. What sort of an apology for a man is this? Oh, of course, a backward thinking brain-washed muslim! Silly me! You are a shame and a disgrace to decent living muslims.

  3. Chebbi is a swine as are all the males who raped this innocent girl. Swine, all of them.

  4. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    WTF⁉️? What a dumbass thing to say❗️
    Signed & Shared?

  5. Cynthia Cheek says:

    Was this how Mohammed came to be, like Freddy Krueger, by a 1000 maniacs? Or perhaps just 72.

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