Chris Gayle: West Indies cricketer asks female journalist how many black men she has slept with in latest interview

Gayle is facing fresh allegations of sexism after giving a controversial interview to Charlotte Edwardes

Jack de Menezes
Saturday 21 May 2016 10:15
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West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle is facing fresh allegations of sexism after remarks he made to a female journalist
West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle is facing fresh allegations of sexism after remarks he made to a female journalist

West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle is facing fresh allegations of sexism after appearing to ask a female journalist how many black men she had slept with, months after he asked out another woman during a live interview.

36-year-old Gayle was speaking to Charlotte Edwardes for an article that appeared in Saturday’s Times magazine, in which he made a string of lewd and sexist comments.

The article states that Gayle claimed he has "a very, very big bat, the biggest in the wooooorld,” before asking Edwardes: "You think you could lift it? You'd need two hands."

Gayle then went on to ask how many black men Edwardes has slept with as well as asking her if she had ever had a “t’eesome”, and added: "I bet you have. Tell me."

He added: "Women should have equality and they do have equality. They have more than equality. Women can do what they want. Jamaican women are very vocal. They will let you know what time it is, for sure.

"Women should please their man. When he comes home, food is on the table. Serious. You ask your husband what he likes and then you make it."

Chris Gayle made controversial comments to Mel McLaughlin in January

Gayle was also asked for his views on homosexuality, to which he answered: "The culture I grew up in, gays were negative. (But) people can do whatever they want. You can't tell someone how to live their life. It's a free world."

Chris Gayle flirts with interviewer live on air

Gayle’s latest comments come just four months after he asked Australian reporter Mel McLaughlin out during a live interview, with the batsman later being fined 10,000 Australian dollars for his comments during Big Bash League match.

He asked McLaughlin if she wanted to go for a drink afterwards, before telling her “don’t blush baby” while McLaughlin continued with the interview. Addressing the incident, Gayle said: "It was a joke. She knew that. That's who I am, the joker."

Gayle is currently in India playing in the Indian Premier League for the Royal Challengers, and he is due to join Somerset later in the year for the Natwest T20 Blast.

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