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Ofcom won’t investigate Coleen Nolan’s ‘ISIS cake’ comments

Joseph McCormick July 2, 2015

Ofcom has said it won’t investigate comments made on Loose Women by Coleen Nolan, when she appeared to compare a ‘support gay marriage’ cake to one supporting ISIS.

Broadcasting regulator Ofcom earlier this year received 140 complaints about comments made by broadcaster Coleen Nolan on Loose Women in a discussion about a discrimination ruling against a Northern Irish bakery.

Nolan made the comments while hosting the ITV programme, and was joined by Janet Street-Porter and Jamelia, as they discussed the ruling made in Belfast which found that Ashers Bakery unlawfully discriminated by refusing to make a pro-same-sex marriage cake.

She compared asking for a “support gay marriage” cake to asking for one supporting ISIS, the militant group which publicly executes gay people.

An Ofcom spokesperson today told PinkNews: “We assessed a number of complaints that it was offensive for a panellist to compare same sex marriage to the terrorist group ISIS, but won’t be taking the matter forward for investigation.

“In our view, these unscripted comments during a live programme were unlikely to exceed the expectations of the audience and were justified by the context.”

Earlier this week a branch of Walmart in the US was forced to apologise after it accidentally completed an order for an ISIS cake, after refusing to make a Confederate flag cake for a customer.

More: bakery, cake, coleen nolan, complaint, confederate flag, isis, ITV, loose women, Ofcom

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