Loose Women viewers slam 'out of touch' Saira Khan for 'generalising' young people

The Loose Women panel tackled the always touchy and complicated subject of young people and employment today (November 20), and viewers weren’t happy with one panellist in particular.

The panel were reacting to a story about the chip shop owner who said that they have had 14 employees not turn up for their first shift, which led to a debate over the system of job seeker’s benefits, minimum wage jobs and unpaid work.

Saira Khan was unsympathetic towards young people, stating that she graduated from university during a recession, said that she applied for an unpaid job to get experience, took a low-paid job in a factory to pay rent, and didn’t go on holiday until 21.

Viewers slammed her being ‘out of touch’ and ‘generalising’ the youth, while others questioned her story:

The Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith later came on to talk about her new book, and when asked by the panel why young people didn’t cook or bake as much as older generations, Prue said that it was because a lot of young people had to work so hard for little money nowadays.

Loose Women airs every weekday on ITV at 12:30pm.

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