In episode four of the BBC series The
World's Worst Place To Be Gay?, BBC Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills is
threatened by Ugandan MP David Bahati.
Mills, 36, was in Uganda documenting
the series that looks at anti-gay sentiment in the African nation.
Bahati is the author and primary
sponsor of a bill that would increase the penalties for being gay in
a nation where it is already a crime. Under certain instances, gay
people would face the death penalty.
Last month, a
gay rights activist who protested the bill was found murdered with a
hammer. Friends of David Kato said he had received death threats
for speaking out against the measure.
While being interviewed by Mills,
Bahati is seen championing his bill, but things turn awkward and
Bahati ends the interview when Mills announces he's gay.
“If I had known, it would be [a]
different matter for this interview,” Bahati says.
“You wouldn't have taken part in the
interview,” Mills asks.
“No, I wouldn't,” Bahati responds.
you wonder whether Bahati knew Rachel Maddow was gay when he told the
MSNBC host that he “loves” gay people.)
“Make sure you're not caught in the
act, because if you are you'll be put in,” Bahati adds with a
The interview ends and in a voice over
Mills says: “We were told that David Bahati had sent police to a
hotel he thought we were staying in to seize the tapes and arrest us.
But luckily he got it wrong.” (The video is embedded in the right
panel of this page.)