The M&S LGBT sandwich debate is still raging as a woman against its creation claimed the LGBT community was homophobic against lesbians and that it is ‘rape culture’ for transwomen to sleep with gay women.
Speaking on This Morning, Sonia Poulton dismissed the sandwich as ‘a crass, opportunistic, virtue-signalling nonsense that will only benefit the share-holders of Marks and Spencers’.
She added that it was ‘making an immense capital out of the LGBT cause’, claiming that the charity donation of £11,000 was good but nothing for the company, compared to the sales of the sandwich.
Sonia appeared in the debate alongside food consultant Melissa Thompson, who backed the campaign and said that it was good of a company to declare themselves allies in some way, and that it makes inclusive.
‘We’re not past the age of homophobia,’ Melissa Thompson, causing Sonia to agree, adding that the LGBT community was, in itself, homophobic, specifically towards lesbians.
Encouraging people to google the ‘cotton ceiling’, a phrase coined for the struggle transgender people have finding sexual partners, especially in female relationships, Sonia then launched into a discussion on ‘Get The L Out’ – an activist group that claims that transactivism erases lesbianism.
Their anti-trans slogans declare that ‘lesbian doesn’t mean queer’ and that they want to remove themselves from the ‘male dominated LGBT community that oppresses women in the process’.
They ground the London Pride parade in 2018 to a halt by lying down in front of it and refusing to move.
In the discussion, as things steered further away from the lettuce, guacamole, bacon and tomato sandwich that started it all, Sonia made a targeted comment towards transwomen.
She declared: ‘With the whole transgender movement – men, transwomen are now calling themselves lesbians and expecting to sleep with lesbians, that is rape culture.’
Ella Braidwood has previously discussed why this is untrue and people can identify in any way they see fit.
Metro.co.uk have contacted Stonewall for clarification.
This Morning continues weekdays from 10.30am on ITV1.
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