David Cameron’s duplicity never ceases to amaze me, he courted the ‘pink vote’ heavily during the election campaign vowing that the Tory policy on gay rights had changed and then proceeded to stumble his way through an interview with the Gay Times.
Today I learnt he is reportedly supporting an independent recommendation to ban same-sex kisses on pre-watershed (before 9pm) TV , I heard about this through Clifford Green on Twitter who directed me to links on The Advocate and The Mail reporting the story. From reading the Mail article it seems ‘sexually suggestive’ scenes are actually those under fire but the implication remains that same-sex kisses would be targetted since Brookside’s lesbian kiss was the example cited by a ‘source close to the inquiry’ as a scene unsuitable for pre-watershed TV. I disagree that a lesbian kiss would somehow prematurely sexualise a child more than a heterosexual one as the source (and by extension, Cameron?) seems to think.
The recommendation would also target (heterosexual) ‘raunchy dance routines’ and sexually suggestive advertising.
Coronation Street star , Brooke Vincent, who plays lesbian Sophie Webster in the soap spoke out against Cameron on Twitter by saying:
“I swear David Cameron’s meant to be supporting equal rights. I just think if same-sex kisses are what he is prioritising and concentrating on changing, our country’s in trouble.”
Nicely said Brooke! But I will go one step further; Cameron if these reports are true and you support the above you’re a hypocrite who is so out of touch with what people care about you shouldn’t be running the country. Why on Earth do you think supporting this recommendation is important? Please publish this independent recommendation so we can see exactly what it recommends or if all this is just a storm in a tea-cup.
“The Department for Education, which is overseeing the review, was very clear when they said they will wait until the review is published before expressing any views at all.
“For the Mail to jump from that to ‘the PM supports its recommendations’ is complete nonsense and for Brooke to jump on the Mail bandwagon is surprising to say the least. For her of all people to take part in rumour and speculation where no foundation of a story exists is very sad indeed.”
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