Loose Women’s Coleen Nolan has not apologised after inferring that supporting gay rights is like supporting ISIS.
The British ITV presenter discussed the court case in Northern Ireland that saw a Christian bakery being found guilty of discrimination for refusing to make a pro-gay rights cake.
‘What about if somebody walked in and said I want a cake and I want the whole Islamic State on it and how I support it and how I support them killing our people,’ she said yesterday (19 May).
‘Because it’s a business do they have to make it? And if they turn around and say they’re not making it, we’d all applaud it.’
The panel also failed to mention that a cake like this would be against British terrorism laws. Co-presenter Janet Street-Porter also incorrectly stated during the discussion that Northern Ireland allows same-sex marriage, which it does not.
Viewers of the show were disgusted by Nolan’s comments, calling for her to be sacked.
— Benjamin Till (@thebenjamintill) May 20, 2015
Even Celebrity Big Brother runner up Katie Hopkins had something to say about Nolan.
‘Sorry to see Coleen Nolan being slated in the press *kills herself laughing at chubsters downfall*,’ she said on Twitter. ‘Gay rights are not the same as ISIS love.’
During Loose Women today (20 May), Nolan did not refer to the comments or the negative press once.
Co-presenter Kaye Adams only ‘clarified’ they were all in favor of same-sex partnerships before moving quickly on to the break.
Instead, they were happy to talk about Tinder, women being given cash bonuses in opposite-sex marriages, and whether you should wear high heels or flat shoes on red carpets.
Nolan has caused controversy before over her views on gay rights. In 2007, she said on the show she was against gay couples adopting children as ‘there was only so much [she] was willing to accept’.