In a bizarre story David Van Day, he of Bucks Fizz, and now a Tory Council candidate has upset some ofBrighton's finest.
At some charity event The Brighton and Hove Actually Gay Men’s Chorus when "Mr Van Day started his speech by saying that the members of the choir "bend over backwards for anybody."
He went on that he didn’t want to "be behind them at the time."
Given the comments being made by people like Jonathon Ross and Graham Norton, actually almost the entire BBC light entertainment section. But of course he reckoned without those who, for political effect will choose to be offended at almost anything.
Step forward Mr Josh Mills, who is the lead trustee of Brighton Pride, who did what any fellow would do and phoned the Pink Times to say, "I was disgusted by the comments and it was offensive".
Get over yourself Mr Mills, if those two pretty lame jokes cause you that much upset you really better stay at home and never talk to anybody apart from your own four walls.
The fact that Mr Mills is also a Tory and even demanded that the former fizzer stand down as a candidate is sadly no longer surprising. What he doesn't seem to understand is that equality, great though it is does not, and nor should it guarantee that we will never be offended by another's words.
The irony is I suspect that Mr Van Day was probably selected in the first place in Brighton because the Tories thought that the brand of high amp that was Bucks Fizz would appeal to the cities large gay population.
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