Some viewers felt the interviewer's questions were not just "inappropriate" but "homophobic".
Michael Gove blamed everyone but the government.
This isn't the first time one of Maryam's hand gestures has made headlines.
Dr Tanya Haj-Hassan said the Israel-Hamas war had created "an avalanche of human suffering".
Maoz Inon is a prominent peace activist who does not want "revenge" for his parents' death.
Cue six seconds of hilarity, featuring an expletive.
The broadcaster's extensive coverage of allegations about the BBC News presenter was also labelled “distasteful” by former Newsnight host Emily Maitlis.
“British journalism has lost a talent,” Labour leader Keir Starmer tweeted.
BBC director general Tim Davie remembered him as one of "the best and bravest journalists".
Things took a seriously unexpected turn during Tuesday's live broadcast.