Updated 03:15 AM EDT, Wed, Sep 22, 2021

Daniel Radcliffe is Gay? Arab Channel Accuses 'Harry Potter' Star & Cameron Diaz in 'Gay List of Shame'

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Just recently, 25-year-old "Horns" star Daniel Radcliffe, Cameron Diaz, Lindsay Lohan and other well-known actors were collectively labeled as homosexuals by an article under the Middle East Broadcasting Center (MBC). The feature was titled "Gay List of Shame."

International Business Times reported that viewers were surprised to see the infamous list as part of the "Scoop With Raya" segment, which aired on MBC.com. Cameron Diaz was reportedly outed as bisexual, while Elton John allegedly wore a wedding dress in an earlier wedlock with David Furnish. IBT added that readers condemned the "inaccurate" and "disrespectful" article.

The said segment is hosted by Raya Abirached, according to Independent. Abirached is also the presenter for "Arabs Got Talent." The outlet added that MBC is responsible for providing current affairs and entertainment news to more than150 million Arab subscribers.

Meanwhile, PinkNews reported that the web site has taken down the article. The broadcasting company issued an apology the following day.

MBC pointed out the issue as a flaw of an unnamed junior editor. The company reiterated that the published article was not reflective of the site's editorial policy and point of view. The site named the offended celebrities who are "loved and followed in the Arab world" to be Ricky Martin, Cameron Diaz, Jodie Foster, Lindsay Lohan, Ellen DeGeneres, Elton John, Neil Patrick Harris, and Daniel Radcliffe.

The media company continued, "Regretfully, the editor in question had plagiarized the news off another Arabic website without factual verification of the article, therefore going against two of the major pillars of journalism: cross checking the validity of the news; and discrediting and not attributing the actual site from which the news was retrieved."

The editor is now reported to be under probation. Investigative efforts are done to identify more probable sources that reflect "such irresponsible behavior."

The statement closed in apology, "Mbc.net apologizes from its readers and the named celebrities, for the article that was published earlier on the scoop section of the site www.mb.net/scoop, and that is clearly not related to neither the presenter of the show 'Scoop with Raya,' Raya Abi Rached, nor the show itself."

Radcliffe had already denied being gay in the past - but he is known to be an advocate for the LGBTQ community. MTV cited his statement, "It's personal preference. Coming out is such an important moment in a gay man's life that I would never want to actually comment on whether or not anyone should or should not."

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