Owen Jones, a British columnist, author, commentator and political activist, stormed off the sets of Sky News after the hosts refused to describe the horrific mass shooting incident in Orlando, Florida that claimed 50 lives and left many injured and hospitalized as a homophobic attack.
In his argument, Owen pointed out that if a similar attack was carried out in a synagogue, the media would be saying it was an “Anti-Semite Attack”, so why were they not doing the same here?
“At the end of the day this was a homophobic hate crime, as well as terrorism and it has to be called out, as I have to say, on Sky News and lots of news channels, there’s not been many LGBT voices that I’ve heard myself.
It is one of the worst atrocities committed against LGBT people in the western world for generations and it has to be called out as such.”
Angry and disgusted that the presenters tried to downplay the importance of making it clear it was a homophobic attack, which Owen felt was an insult to the LGBTQ community, he said, “I’m sorry,” and walked out of the set.
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