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Conservative candidate suspended after calling AIDS ‘weaponised semen’

Josh Jackman April 26, 2018

(georgecstoakley/facebook)

A Conservative candidate has been suspended after boasting on Twitter that he called AIDS “weaponised semen.”

George Stoakley, 23, was due to stand for Cambridgeshire’s Fulbourn and Fen Ditton ward next week, on May 3.

But the prospective politician sparked  backlash after it was discovered that he sent a series of offensive tweets in 2013 and 2014.

(georgecstoakley/twitter)

Stoakley, who defines himself as a “Libertarian Conservative” on Twitter, wrote: “Some people call it aids, I just call it weaponised semen.”

In December 2014, he wrote: “I’ve had some girl for the past 2 hours just constantly snapchat the x factor final f**king stop it, you look like such a faggot.”

(georgecstoakley/twitter)

Just two days before the “weaponised semen” post, he told his followers that he was “sweating like a Jew in an Attic.”

(georgecstoakley/twitter)

This tweet was seemingly in reference to Anne Frank, the Holocaust victim and famous diarist who was attracted to girls.

Anne hid in an Amsterdam attic with her family until they were discovered by the Nazis in 1944 and transported to concentration camps. Anne died aged 15 at Bergen-Belsen, not long before the Allies liberated the camp.

Anne Frank

Another tweet from 2014 saw Stoakley write: “What the f**k getting pregnant at 11, and giving birth at 12 dirty little slag should have the child taken away.”

He also indicated that he was jealous of talk show host Jeremy Kyle, because the ITV presenter is allowed to “shout at chavs all day.”

(ITV)

In 2013, Stoakley tweeted: “Am I the only person who believes the UK should legalise handguns? #progun #armbritain”

A Conservative spokesman told PinkNews: “George Stoakley has been suspended and an investigation is underway.”

Stoakley is the latest in a stream of figures to be undone by historical tweets over the past year.

In February, The New York Times hired and quickly fired Quinn Norton, an opinion writer who repeatedly called people on Twitter “fag” and “faggot.”

Premier League footballer Mason Holgate sparked uproar and a Football Association investigation after it was found in January that the Everton full-back had used the words “fag,” “faggotttttttttt,” “a batty” and “battyboy” to refer to other Twitter users.

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Pop star Ed Sheeran prompted a backlash after repeatedly tweeting that things and people were “no homo” or “so homo.”

Grime artist Stormzy apologised after a flood of tweets in which he repeatedly called people “a f***ing fag,” “faggot” and “gay” were discovered by PinkNews.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 15: Stormzy poses for a photo during a visit to Kiss FM Studio's on November 15, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
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The BRIT Award winner called his past comments “foul and offensive,” and spoke directly to the LGBT+ community when he offered his “deepest apologies.”

More: Anti-gay, antisemitism, Cambridgeshire, Conservative Party, george stoakley, Politics, Twitter, UK

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