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Australian MP says being gay is just a ‘fashion trend’

Australian MP says being gay is just a ‘fashion trend’

Australian MP Bob Katter

Australian politician Bob Katter believes being gay is just afashion trend‘.

On the campaign trail for the impending upcoming federal election, a reporter asked about the Queensland Member of Parliament’s personal awareness of same-sex marriages. The question comes about after Katter previously said there are no gay people in his electorate.

He responded it’s become ‘popular’ to be gay these days.

73-year-old Katter said: ‘In my whole life up to 50, I had never seen or heard of a homosexual person.’

This is despite Katter’s own brother Carl coming out as gay when he was just 18 years old.

Katter then added: ‘Now it’s fashionable, it’s just like a fashion trend — tomorrow there’ll be another fashion.’

‘I just don’t want to waste any time on it,’ he said.

Bob Katter’s anti-gay stances

During the campaign for marriage equality in Australia at the end of 2017, Katter made some controversial statements against same-sex marriage.

But one viral video interview caught the world’s attention, when he said he’s more worried about people dying from crocodiles than marriage equality.

He said: ‘I mean, y’know, people are entitled to their sexual proclivities. Let there be a thousand blossoms bloom, as far as I’m concerned,’ in a light hearted way.

Then suddenly his face changed into one of disgust and he urged Australians to think of bigger issues at hand.

‘But I ain’t spendin’ any time on it, because in the mean time, every three months, a person is torn to pieces by a crocodile in North Queensland.’

Bob Katter is a former member of the National Party until 2001, before he left to start his own party – Katter’s Australian Party.

In 2013, a political hopeful for his party linked gay people to pedophiles.

Tess Corbett said at the time: ‘Pedophiles will be next in line to be recognized in the same way as gays and lesbians and get rights.’

She then added: ‘I don’t want gays, lesbians to be working in my kindergarten.’

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