Homosexuality a ‘fashion trend’ & ‘waste of time’, according to Aussie MP
Queensland MP Bob Katter, 73, also claimed he had “never seen or heard of a homosexual person” until 1996, when he was 50. “In my whole life up to 50, I had never seen or heard of a homosexual person,” the controversial politician said.
“Now it’s fashionable, it’s just like a fashion trend, tomorrow there’ll be another fashion,” he added. “I just don’t want to waste any time on it.”Also on rt.com ‘Straight from Nazi handbook’: Outrage as Australian MP vows ‘final solution’ of Muslim immigration
The leader of the right-wing Katter Australia Party (KAP) made the comments during a visit to the town of Dalby while on the campaign trail for his party’s candidate in the upcoming federal election, Anthony Wallis.
Dalby was one of the few Queensland electorates to vote against same-sex marriage in Australia’s 2017 vote.
During the visit Katter also offered his “sort of controversial” opinion on anti-bullying programs in schools, which he called “pro-homosexual”.
“It’s sort of controversial,” he said. “‘Stop bullying’ which is pro-homosexual, is the way I would describe the ‘Stop Bullying’ campaign.”
Katter is known for his outrageous anti-LGBT comments which include an accusation that Australian homosexuals have stolen the word ‘gay’ from straight people, and an infamous statement that he would “walk backwards to Bourke” (his hometown) if there were gay people in his electorate.
The comments, while unsurprising for most of the Australian public, have sparked a number of baffled tweets questioning how the MP could not have heard of homosexuality for the majority of his life.
Honestly - if sexuality was actually a choice, there is NO WAY I would still be interested in men 🙄 Homosexuality a 'fashion trend': Katter's latest bizarre claims https://t.co/FGu3nVlCFa— Amy Remeikis (@AmyRemeikis) January 22, 2019
Big-Hatted MP Bob Katter Says Homosexuality Is Nothing But A “Fashion Trend”: 🏳️🌈 (1st time in my 64 years that I have been called fashionable!) https://t.co/EW5PMZn1wP— Julie McCrossin (@JulieMcCrossin) January 23, 2019
Bob Katter: Homosexuality is just a fashion trend.— Popchops (@popchopsHQ) January 23, 2019
All of us: pic.twitter.com/bhb2U8VgNu
CALLING BOB KATTER GAY DOESN’T AID IN CALLING OUT HIS HOMOPHOBIA. IT ACTUALLY PERPETUATES IT.— Kirsty Webeck 🏳️🌈 (@KirstyWebeck) January 23, 2019
"In my whole life up to 50, I had never seen or heard of a homosexual person," Katter said— Justin Smith (@JustinSmith3AW) January 23, 2019
Yeah, that’s because they cunningly disguise themselves, Bob. They look just like real, human-like people. https://t.co/izGx43RAFe
~~ Bob Katter. ~~— michaeloz (@michaeloz) January 23, 2019
The wise man who can spot a new "fashion trend" pic.twitter.com/U3ljHZUTDu
In 2018, Senator Fraser Anning, another member of KAP found himself in hot water for saying that Muslim Australians are unable to integrate and for seeking a “final solution” to Muslim immigration. His use of the notorious term, used by Nazis during the holocaust, led to widespread condemnation from his fellow politicians.
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