Rishi Sunak, UK Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party, has become the focus of controversy over a video in which he insults transgender people.
In the footage, secretly filmed by an anonymous source and published out of Pink MessagesUK Prime Minister Sunak pokes fun at the transgender community by speaking of “women with penises” and poking fun at Liberal leader Ed Davey who campaigns for LGBTQ+ rights. Sunak attended a private event on June 5, 2023 organized by the 1922 Committee – a group of Conservative representatives that meets weekly during parliamentary sessions.
How the hell are trans people supposed to live with dignity in Britain? When our prime minister makes nasty jokes about transgender people for a laugh.
They will never think that we are women.
They don’t think we deserve respect.
They will take away our rights.
Rishi Sunak is a transphobic. pic.twitter.com/OdkKqQxJmL
— Esme (@discount_Ripley) June 18, 2023
Pink Messages He wrote that around a hundred MPs were present at the event, including prominent Conservatives such as 1922 committee chairman Sir Graham Brady and Veterans Secretary Johnny Mercer. Philip Hollobone, MP for Kettering, and Desmond Swain, MP for New Forest West, also attended the meeting.
The source who shared the video said that despite the laughter, there was a slight embarrassment over what had happened among the youngest attendees at the event.