Sky News presenter Jayne Seckerhas been left red faced after she seemed unable to comprehend what a proverb is live on air.
Secker was talking to gospel rap artist Guvna B about what communities can do to keep children occupied and away from violent crime.
In response, Guvna B replied:
My mum’s from Ghana, and she used to say this Ghanaian saying that ‘it takes a village to raise a child'
However, Secker appeared to misunderstand the fact that the statement was a proverb, instead taking it completely literally.
In response, she said:
But we’re not in a village in Ghana and people don’t necessarily feel there is much of a community in some parts of London at least.
Guvna B has to be praised for his poise, and his measured response, that shows extreme levels of politeness.
In turn, he said:
That comment’s quite stereotypical because I live in Greenwich, southeast London, and I feel like I’m part of a community.
Later, taking to Twitter, he clarified the comments:
FYI “It takes a village to raise a child” is an African proverb that means that an entire community of people must interact with children for those children to experience and grow in a safe & healthy environment.
Live on @SkyNews earlier. Think the presenter got a bit confused 🤦🏾♂️ FYI “It takes a village to raise a child” is… https://t.co/gfPL23JbCj