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SNP’s Mhairi Black has brilliant comeback for ‘lesbian’ tweet

Ella Braidwood December 14, 2018
Mhairi Black who had the best comeback to a "lesbian" insult on Twitter

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 10: (EDITOR'S NOTE: Alternative crop of image #859704554) Mhairi Black MP, speaks to delegates ahead of First Minister & SNP Leader Nicola Sturgeon's keynote speech at The SNP Autumn Conference 2017 at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre on October 10, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. The Scottish National Party have gathered in Glasgow for the 83rd annual National Conference. Over the three day period the conference will set out their plans for the future of Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Scottish National Party (SNP) MP Mhairi Black had the best response to a Twitter troll, who attempted to insult her because she is a lesbian.

Black re-tweeted a post from Twitter user @JamesThornhill, which read: “When I look at you I instantly think, lesbian.”

The openly lesbian Black, who has been the MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South since 2015, responded: “Inspiring observational skills you have James.

“I’m willing to wager that when straight women see you they think nothing at all.”

SNP’s Black destroys homophobic Twitter troll

Black’s response has been liked by more than 30,000 people and re-tweeted by over 4,000 users.

“I’m willing to wager that when straight women see you they think nothing at all.”

—Mhairi Black

One person responded: “The burn!!!!”

SNP's Mhairi Black takes down Twitter troll
SNP MP Mhairi Black takes down a Twitter troll. (MhairiBlack/Twitter)

Another said: “The BOOM has been heard throughout Scotland and has reached the Milky Way! ”

And a third wrote: “Legend Mhairi, hen!!”

Mhairi Black speaks out on homophobic abuse

Black, who became the UK’s youngest MP when she entered Parliament in 2015, has previously spoken out about the homophobic abuse she regularly receives.

In March, Black opened up about the anti-gay and sexist insults she has received as a politician.

In a speech at an event to combat misogynistic hate crime, Black said: “Misogyny is absolutely everywhere in our society, to the point that we often miss it because it has been so normalised by being continually unchallenged.

“Some folk will be uncomfortable with the graphic language that I am about to use, but I am not going to dilute the reality of such an important issue. I am used to online abuse in particular.

“I am regularly called a wee boy, and told that I wear my dad’s suits and stuff. Me and my pals actually laugh about it. That is how I cope with it.

“We find the best insults, and that is how we have a laugh, but I struggle to see any joke in systematically being called a dyke, a rug muncher, a slut, a whore and a scruffy bint. I have been told, ‘You can’t put lipstick on a pig,’ and, ‘Let the dirty bitch eat shit and die’.”

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