Billboard featuring anti-LGBT quote to be taken down

Billboard featuring anti-LGBT quote to be taken down
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Posted on 17 May 2019

A billboard featuring a homophobic quote by former MP Ann Widdecombe is to be taken down.


The billboard was put up in Dorset by the anti-Brexit campaigners Led By Donkeys. Alongside a photo of Widdecombe, and set in speech marks so as to visually attribute the words to her, it reads: ‘Homosexual acts are wrongful.’ 

Underneath and referencing the Brexit Party, Led By Donkeys then state: ‘They didn’t write a manifesto, so we did it for them. She actually said it in Parliament.’


The campaign group has agreed to take down the billboard after experiencing a backlash from members of the LGBTI community.

In a response on Twitter, Led By Donkeys said: “We’ve been getting some justified criticism today on social media for posting a billboard of Ann Widdecombe’s homophobic views.


“So we’re taking the billboard down and deleting the tweet. Just because we’re outraged by her views it doesn’t mean everyone will be, and more importantly there will be some who’ll take her words at face value.

“If it’s causing pain and anger to those directly affected by homophobia it’s totally counterproductive.


“Really sorry everyone, we fucked that one up.”

 

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