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Rishi Sunak's 'man is a man, woman is a woman' comments get slammed as 'transphobic'

Rishi Sunak's 'man is a man, woman is a woman' comments get slammed as 'transphobic'

People said the Prime Minister's 'common sense' comments were 'terrifying' for a world leader.

The British Prime Minister has been slammed as transphobic following his speech at the Conservative Party Conference.

Rishi Sunak claimed the UK was being 'bullied' into accepting transgender and non-binary people.

"We shouldn’t get bullied into believing that people can be any sex they want to be - they can’t," he explained to party faithful in Manchester.

"A man is a man and a woman is a woman. That’s just common sense."

The comments received huge applause from people in the audience.

However, the speech didn't go down well with many on social media who said it was 'terrifying' to hear the Prime Minister talk about trans people with such flippancy.

One person said: "This statement has serious implications for the Gender Recognition Act. Trans people have been able to change their legal sex for 19 years (albeit in a now outdated process). It’s dangerous rhetoric and sets us on a path that rolls back decades of progress on minority rights.”

Another added: "As a trans person in Britain this is terrifying. Especially the Tory audience cheering and clapping as the Prime Minister gives the go-ahead for transphobia, saying we’re not real. Trans hate crime at record levels. Absolutely horrendous.”

A third wrote: "Cancelling Transgenderism in this kind of manner is absurd! I won’t be surprised if he ends up losing his Prime Ministerial position over this unconstructed statement."

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A fourth commented: "Congrats on coming out as a transphobic @RishiSunak, hate really is your mission. Meanwhile I'll just keep spreading the word of love myself because at the end of the day I don't hate you, I feel sorry that you are so blinded by hatred and causing trauma to transgender lives."

But Rishi Sunak didn't stop at just trans people.

He also said 'it shouldn’t be controversial for parents to know what their children are being taught in school about relationships'.

LADbible has reached out to the Prime Minister's office for comment.

Earlier in the Conservative Party Conference, a Tory member was thrown out because he heckled Suella Braverman.

When the Home Secretary mentioned 'gender ideology', Andrew Boff said there was 'no such thing'.

As he was being escorted out, he told reporters: “It is making our Conservative party look transphobic and homophobic."

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Topics: Rishi Sunak, LGBTQ