Britain’s first brazenly HIV-positive mayor quits as Labour councillor over collection of racist and offensive tweets during which he used transphobic slurs and in contrast Muslim ladies to penguins

  • Philip Regular, 39, grew to become Britain’s first brazenly HIV-positive Mayor final yr
  • Yesterday he resigned as a Lambeth Labour councillor over tweets again in 2009
  • Discovered he had used a transphobic slur and likened Muslim ladies to ‘penguins’ 
  • South London councillor apologised on Twitter for ‘deep harm and ache’ triggered










A Labour councillor and former Mayor has resigned over a collection of ‘racist’ and ‘Islamophobic’ tweets.

Philip Regular, 39, the ex Mayor of Lambeth in south London, used an anti-transgender slur, branded Muslims as ‘extremists’ and likened Muslim ladies to penguins.

Regular, who grew to become Britain’s first brazenly HIV-positive Mayor final yr, stated he was ‘profoundly sorry’ for the messages.

A listing of tweets courting again to 2009 and 2014 revealed he used ableist slurs, fumed about ‘large black males’ and easily wrote ‘tr***y’ 20 occasions in block capitals.

Philip Regular, 39, the ex Mayor of Lambeth in south London, used an anti-transgender slur and likened Muslim ladies to penguins in tweets courting again to 2009

A catalogue of tweets dating back to 2009 and 2014 revealed he used ableist slurs, fumed about 'big black men' and simply wrote 'tr***y' 20 times in block capitals

A listing of tweets courting again to 2009 and 2014 revealed he used ableist slurs, fumed about ‘large black males’ and easily wrote ‘tr***y’ 20 occasions in block capitals

He tweeted on Thursday: ‘I’ve right now resigned as a Lambeth councillor and a Lambeth Labour candidate for Oval ward.

‘I need to apologise once more to everybody who I’ve triggered deep harm and ache to on account of my previous social media posts.’

‘I am proud to have been a ward councillor for Oval and Mayor of Lambeth and I’m sorry that my previous actions from earlier than I used to be elected have undermined the constructive work that Lambeth Labour councillors do to advance equality in our numerous communities.’

He added: ‘I’m profoundly sorry for the content material of a few of my historic tweets.

Normal, who became Britain's first openly HIV-positive Mayor last year, said he was 'profoundly sorry' for the messages

Regular, who grew to become Britain’s first brazenly HIV-positive Mayor final yr, stated he was ‘profoundly sorry’ for the messages

‘I sincerely apologise to everybody who has seen them and who I’ve insulted by their contents.

‘Studying them now I’m horrified and deeply disenchanted in myself. They’re clearly offensive and discriminatory. They don’t replicate my views and values right now.’

The proprietor of a t-shirt firm, he created the ‘La!’ shirt impressed by Channel 4 AIDs drama It is A Sin that went on to lift greater than £500,000 for the HIV charity Terrence Higgins Belief.

 

Olly Alexander, the Years and Years singer and star of It's A Sin responded to Normal's apology writing: 'Extremely disappointing'

Olly Alexander, the Years and Years singer and star of It is A Sin responded to Regular’s apology writing: ‘Extraordinarily disappointing’

Olly Alexander, the Years and Years singer and star of It is A Sin responded to Regular’s apology writing: ‘Extraordinarily disappointing.’

Claire Holland, chief of the Lambeth Labour Group, stated she ‘welcomes’ his resignation.

Ms Holland added: ‘I deeply remorse, and I share, the harm triggered in our neighborhood by this incident.

‘But I do know that sorry will not be sufficient. Many in our neighborhood proceed to expertise racism and are uncovered to discrimination of their each day lives.

‘There’s a nice deal that we should do to succeed in out to our communities: to hear, perceive, and earn again their belief – which I’m completely dedicated to doing.’

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