Politician who said David Bowie was a ‘gay nazi’ maintains seat in local election
A former UKIP chair who said David Bowie was a “gay nazi” and called for PinkNews readers to be sectioned has kept her post in the local elections.
Julia Gasper was previously Chair of UKIP Oxford.
This week she re-won her seat as a Parish Councillor for Risinghurst and Sandhills for the English Democrats Party.
The English Democrats have been in the news recently after candidate Winston McKenzie appeared on Celebrity Big Brother – and caused controversy with a claim that same-sex parenting is ‘child abuse’.
Dr Gasper, a staunch critic of the LGBT rights movement, hit out at late singer David Bowie in a tirade just a day after his death.
She claimed on her blog: “David Bowie was not the only famous queer Nazi, not by a long, long way.”
She also raises Bowie’s lyrical references to mysticism, claiming he “dabbled in the occult” and referenced occultist Aleister Crowley.
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Dr Gasper added: “Nazis in Germany had a similar fascination with occult, pagan and pseudo-mystic ideas that lent a veneer of intellectual respectability to their immoral doctrines.”
The politician last stood for the English Democrats in 2014’s European Elections, where the party managed to scrape just 0.76% of the vote in the region, winning just 17,771 votes.
She had previously called for PinkNews readers to be sectioned, called for Grindr to be banned, and claimed Daniel Radcliffe and a “queer mafia” were responsible for “victimising” former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich into stepping down.
Dr Gasper also claimed that a “PinkNews mafia” caused the actor Rupert Everett to seek police protection. She wrote: “They [PinkNews] even bombard other homosexuals such as Rupert Everett with hate-mail and death-threats when he says anything against their agenda. He recently had to seek police protection because the PinkNews mafia had put him on its hit-list.”
She has also claimed that World AIDS Day “congratulates” people for “spreading this disease”, said she hoped “guilt” killed “queer gangsters” over same-sex marriage, and described PinkNews as a “vile rabid dog” of “homosexual bullies”.
The English Democrats leadership previously insisted that Gasper was “factually correct” to complain that there are too many gay MPs in Parliament.