JUDGING JUDY

“Daily Mail” Attacks Judge For Being — Gasp! — “Openly Gay”

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Oh, lord — what year is this again? A self-described newspaper in England has set everyone’s eyes rolling by attempting to stir up controversy by accusing a judge of being “openly gay.” Yes, and?

The real reason for the Daily Mail’s pearl-clutching is that they’re trying to stir up more racist and homophobic Brexit propaganda. There was recently a little legal tussle over exactly how England could leave the EU, and three judges ruled that England couldn’t just pick up and leave.

That didn’t sit well with publications like the Daily Mail, and they launched an attack on the three judges. One of them is an expert in European law, another oversaw expensive cases, and the third, they reveal, is “an openly gay ex-Olympic fencer.”

That actually sounds pretty great.

The Daily Mail has a long history of homophobia — you might remember during the Olympics when they made fun of divers for hugging.

After being roundly criticized on Twitter, the newspaper dropped almost all mention of the gay judge, sweeping their stupid headline under the rug in the hopes of saving what little face they have left. But the humiliation of the people involved will never fully wash away.

J.K. Rowling perhaps summed it up best:

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6 Comments

  • Kieran

    Even worse, one of the judges is openly Jew.

  • captainburrito

    I studied european law, got paid by taxpayers and am gay. I still voted for brexit. Grasping at straws. The proper way to debunk a ruling would be to attack their points and tell us where they erred instead of weak arguments.

  • broadshoulder

    T~hats nothing compared to the fuss the papers made they have to go to court for Brexit

  • Tobi

    @Brian: In that case, you’ll be a perfect fit then.

  • Tobi

    @captainburrito: Exactly. All three judges freely admitted they’re pro-EU prior to their decision, with their snouts in various troughs. They even slow handclapped Gove at the Mansion House because of brexit. If the government now doesn’t win at appeal, May is practically guaranteed to call a general election. Labour is in complete disarray, and 4m UKIP voters are likely to tactically vote Tory, so the Conservatives will no doubt end up with a massive majority in the house for the next five years. Ugh.

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