Morton 'Shocked And Appalled' By Bbc's Gaza Ad Decision26 January 2009
Morton 'Shocked And Appalled' By Bbc's Gaza Ad Decision
The Golden Globe winner is among a number of U.K. celebrities to voice their disdain at the BBC's decision not to air the advertisement for the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC).
Over a million residents of the region have been caught up in the recent Israeli attacks on the Palestinian-held Gaza strip.
And Morton, who starred in BBC drama Longford, admits she is "embarrassed" to be associated with a corporation that would make such a "disgusting" decision.
She says, "I'm shocked and appalled. I've worked for the BBC since I was a small child. As a public service they've got it very wrong. I'm not as articulate about this as I would like to be because I'm so appalled.
"I will never work for the BBC again unless they change their mind. It's very, very wrong. It's not a political message. It's about raising money for children who are dying.
"I'm proud to have worked for the BBC; I'm proud to be British; I'm proud we even have the BBC.
"But I need them to explain this decision. I reserve the right never to work for that company again if I feel that I'm too embarrassed to support them or earn money from them."
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