A Conservative MP has apologised after he posted an Islamophobic picture with the pinnacle of the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, on a inflatable pig.
Michael Fabricant, the MP for Lichfield, tweeted the “offensive, extremely inappropriate and racist” cartoon that additionally confirmed the pig engaged in a sexual act with one other pig.
It seems alongside a picture of the US president Donald Trump, with the remark: “Breaking information: Trump defeats Sadiq Khan in balloon wars.”
Mr Fabricant, who deleted the submit shortly after tweeting it out to his 28,000 followers, added: “Properly, what can I say.”
His remarks got here after Mr Khan refused to dam a plan by activists to fly a large inflatable “Trump child” over Parliament Sq. on Friday to coincide with a serious demonstration within the capital towards the US president’s official go to to the UK.
Responding to criticism from the senior Tory and former minister Sayeeda Warsi, Mr Fabricant mentioned: “Sayeeda – the image is vile. As quickly as I noticed what it was, I deleted it. I’m liberal and never anybody-phobic.
“I had been on TV saying that I assumed the blimp was hypocritical and when somebody despatched me the pic[ture] on my iPhone I assumed it was a flying pig humping the Trump blimp.”
He later added: “I didn’t see the element on my small iPhone. I stupidly tweeted it in a gathering with out checking correctly and hadn’t noticed there was a face on it.
“I’m genuinely sorry if it brought about offence and I’m disenchanted within the one that despatched it to me within the first place.”