Labour MP called for musician to be ‘sodomised to death’
The Labour MP who unseated Nick Clegg is under fire over online posts calling for singer Jamie Cullum to be ‘sodomised to death’.
Jared O’Mara became the Labour MP for Sheffield Hallam earlier this year, when he unseated former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, who championed equal marriage.
But the newly-elected MP, who sits on the Women and Equalities Committee, is under scrutiny this week over posts believed to have been made by Mr O’Mara.
The right-wing website Guido Fawkes has posted an excerpt from a music forum where a user known as ‘Jared’, believed to be Mr O’Mara, vented about singer Jamie Cullum.
In the post he brands the singer a “conceited c**t” and suggests he should be “sodomised with his own piano”.
The post reads: “He is just some young posh kid who would never be able to cut it amongst the Jazz greats that got lucky because his image and repotoire appealed to the corporate c**ts because they knew it’d sell records.
“It would be no great loss to the music world if he was sodomised with his own piano and subsequently died of a sore arse. In fact, it would be quite funny.”
The posts were from 2004, when Mr O’Mara was 23.
Liberal Democrat peer Lord Scriven called on him to resign from the Women and Equalities Committee.
The out peer said: “It seems like a nasty pattern of sexist language and misogyny is developing from the Labour MP for Sheffield Hallam.
“He clearly isn’t fit to sit on the Women and Equalities Committee. He must stand down from that committee immediately and if he doesn’t, Jeremy Corbyn must take action to remove him.
“Having spoken to voters in Sheffield Hallam they are beginning to question what kind of MP he is.”
But the MP insisted: “These comments were posted years ago, with no offence intended. I apologise for any caused.”
Mr O’Mara has previously come under fire for comments he made about women online.
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