最初に公然とHIV陽性の市長がツイートをめぐって労働評議員を辞任

Britain’s first openly HIV-positive mayor quits as Labour councillor over series of racist and offensive tweets in which he used transphobic slurs and compared Muslim women to penguins

  • Philip Normal, 39, became Britain’s first openly HIV-positive Mayor last year
  • Yesterday he resigned as a Lambeth Labour councillor over tweets back in 2009
  • Found he had used a transphobic slur and likened Muslim women to ‘penguins
  • South London councillor apologised on Twitter for ‘deep hurt and pain’ 引き起こされた
  • A Labour councillor and former Mayor has resigned over a series of ‘racistand ‘Islamophobic’ ツイート.

    Philip Normal, 39, the ex Mayor of Lambeth in south ロンドン, used an anti-transgender slur, branded Muslims as ‘extremistsand likened Muslim women to penguins.

    Normal, who became Britain’s first openly HIV-positive Mayor last year, said he was ‘profoundly sorryfor the messages.

    A catalogue of tweets dating back to 2009 そして 2014 revealed he used ableist slurs, fumed about ‘big black menand simply wrote ‘tr***y’ 20 times in block capitals.

    Philip Normal, 39, the ex Mayor of Lambeth in south London, used an anti-transgender slur and likened Muslim women to penguins in tweets dating back to 2009

    Philip Normal, 39, the ex Mayor of Lambeth in south London, used an anti-transgender slur and likened Muslim women to penguins in tweets dating back to 2009

    A catalogue of tweets dating back to 2009 そして 2014 revealed he used ableist slurs, fumed about 'big black men' and simply wrote 'tr***y' 20 times in block capitals

    A catalogue of tweets dating back to 2009 そして 2014 revealed he used ableist slurs, fumed about ‘big black menand simply wrote ‘tr***y’ 20 times in block capitals

    He tweeted on Thursday: ‘I have today resigned as a Lambeth councillor and a Lambeth Labour candidate for Oval ward.

    ‘I want to apologise again to everyone who I have caused deep hurt and pain to due to my past social media posts.

    ‘I’m proud to have been a ward councillor for Oval and Mayor of Lambeth and I am sorry that my past actions from before I was elected have undermined the positive work that Lambeth Labour councillors do to advance equality in our diverse communities.

    彼が追加した: ‘I am profoundly sorry for the content of some of my historic tweets.

    Normal, who became Britain's first openly HIV-positive Mayor last year, said he was 'profoundly sorry' for the messages

    Normal, who became Britain’s first openly HIV-positive Mayor last year, said he was ‘profoundly sorryfor the messages

    ‘I sincerely apologise to everyone who has seen them and who I have insulted by their contents.

    ‘Reading them now I am horrified and deeply disappointed in myself. They are clearly offensive and discriminatory. They do not reflect my views and values today.

    The owner of a t-shirt company, he created the ‘La!’ shirt inspired by Channel 4 AIDs drama It’s A Sin that went on to raise more than £500,000 for the HIV charity Terrence Higgins Trust.

    オリー・アレクサンダー, the Years and Years singer and star of It's A Sin responded to Normal's apology writing: 'Extremely disappointing'

    オリー・アレクサンダー, the Years and Years singer and star of It’s A Sin responded to Normal’s apology writing: ‘Extremely disappointing

    オリー・アレクサンダー, the Years and Years singer and star of It’s A Sin responded to Normal’s apology writing: ‘Extremely disappointing.

    Claire Holland, leader of the Lambeth Labour Group, said she ‘welcomeshis resignation.

    Ms Holland added: ‘I deeply regret, and I share, the hurt caused in our community by this incident.

    ‘Yet I know that sorry is not enough. Many in our community continue to experience racism and are exposed to discrimination in their daily lives.

    ‘There is a great deal that we must do to reach out to our communities: to listen, understand, and earn back their trustwhich I am absolutely committed to doing.

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