Labour politician accused gay people of heterophobia

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Jared O’Mara became the Labour MP for Sheffield Hallam earlier this year, when he unseated former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. Clegg was LGBT-supportive but it is hard to say the same about the one who took his place. It has been suggested that Mr. O’Mara had made a set of anti-gay remarks on Internet forums, PinkNews reports, however it has been noted that the information is not confirmed yet. The comments were made on a fansite for Smiths singer Morrissey. In an argument with several other users of the message board, a user known as ‘gingerjared’ derided gay people as “fudge packers” and “poofters”. “I find it funny how some homosexuals think they have the monopoly on being subject to abuse,they should try being Ginger( a red head for any charmingly naive cross-pond residents) AND Disabled! Can you begin to imagine how shitty that can be? At least the powers that be acknowledge that homophobia’s a problem, they don’t give a toss about all the ginger abuse that goes off, which, despite many viewing it to be a pathetically melodramatic assertion, I’m adamant is a form of racism. Yeah, people think homophobia’s a problem… well this sites rife with HETEROPHOBIA!.” Gingers are abused more than gay people? Really? If it is true then it’s a pity, because ginger-haired people are gorgeous! If they are not cruel and hateful, of course! The problem is not in hair anyway. As for disabilities…. Yes, disabled people are abused, but instead of comparing who is abused more or less they rise up (even sitting in wheelchairs!) and show on their own example that love wins over hate, all the time. They don’t offend others just because they were offended. And in fact, homophobia, heterophobia (if it exists), racism, sexism, discrimination against disabled people, gingerism – all these are different shapes of the same problem – hating people who differ from you in something. It is always bad.

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