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Campaigners say Boris Johnson has form on displaying prejudice over people’s appearance

In Uncategorized on August 10, 2018 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

10th August

Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

Campaigners say Boris Johnson has form on displaying prejudice over people’s appearance

The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, which supports the right of people to dress and appear as they want, has said in the light of Boris Johnson’s Daily Telegraph article where he compared women who wear the burka to post-boxes, that he has form when it comes to displaying prejudice against people’s appearance

Johnson made a pogonophobic remark about Jeremy Corbyn that appeared in the Daily Telegraph in 2018

In the article Johnson said of Corbyn:

‘For a man of such unbending Lefty principle, he seems to have a remarkable beardy ability to speak out both sides of his mouth’.

The campaigners say that no doubt Mr Johnson would say that the remark was light-hearted, and his apologists have said the same about his burka remarks. However just today a man has been jailed at Swansea for crimes including threatening to kill Mr Corbyn.

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, the Beard Liberation Front mainly takes a light-hearted view of life so we are certainly not against humour. At the same time it is important not to use supposed humour to reinforce prejudices and stereotypes that can lead to real and unpleasant consequences. As a senior politician Mr Johnson really should know this

 

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