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Morocco TV 'sorry' over makeup tips for battered woman

RABAT--A public television station in Morocco apologized again on Monday after uproar on social media followed its broadcast of an item on makeup to hide the bruises of battered women.

The sequence — marking last week's International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women — was transmitted by 2M on the morning magazine program "Sabahiyate" to "show the type of makeup to use when a woman has been hit."

It depicted a woman with a swollen face, with the presenter telling viewers that she was not really injured, but that these were just "cinematic effects."

"Green is applied with a brush to camouflage the reddish part," followed by "an orange corrector then yellow, then a foundation," she said.

She added that the aim was to "provide solutions to women who need such advice so they can continue with their daily lives and go to work."

Last Wednesday's broadcast initially passed unnoticed, but after it was posted on the channel's website, by Friday it had provoked a storm of reaction on social media and was then removed.

"So 2M has decided to celebrate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women with anti-bruise makeup!" was one comment.

Another social media user noted: "Ladies, 2M has the solution if you get punched in the face by your husband, father or brother."

"Black eye? Bruising? No problem! 2M's makeup artist has a miracle product!" wrote yet another.

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