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An audience member on the BBC's The Big Questions has compared being gay to cannibalism when discussing whether Islam is more divided or united.
Muslim revert Kris X-Isa joined a debate on the television show about LGBT+ rights and the Muslim community after the discussion turned to a primary school in Birmingham, which was forced to temporarily cancel lessons about LGBT+ families after a group of Muslim parents protested that the lessons were not 'age appropriate' for their children.
At one point, the show's presenter Nicky Campbell approached X-Isa for his opinion, saying:
What's wrong with being gay?
In response, X-Isa said:
Being gay is a choice, and not being gay is also a choice.
Campbell then protested that being gay is not a choice, however, X-Isa responded:
To me, my opinion is this, this is my personal opinion... People say it's natural, according to who? Cannibalism is natural.
To me, my opinion is this, this is my personal opinion...
People say it's natural, according to who? Cannibalism is natural.
In response to the comments, another shocked audience member said:
So did you choose to be black? Do you not see what you're saying?
Needless to say, his comments have been widely condemned on social media.
When someone compares being gay to being a cannibal it’s time to move the boom mic away from them tbh @bbcbigquestions #bbctbq — WayneDavid (@WayneDavid)
....”cannibalism is natural...” #bbctbq https://t.co/LWaZrUZuhH — Burntwood76 (@Burntwood76)
This guy compares cannibalism to......being GAY!!?! 😳😳#bbctbq https://t.co/YHyQ6BzQZK — Burntwood76 (@Burntwood76)
The idiot who says he chose to be heterosexual - you don't chhose it - you just are, just as you just are gay, lesb… https://t.co/ZCJ5qmrNEf — Pam Crossland - Pandemic ISN'T over ⚧ 🧜♀️ 🧜♂️ (@Pam Crossland - Pandemic ISN'T over ⚧ 🧜♀️ 🧜♂️)
#bbctbq @bbcbigquestions “I chose to be heterosexual, I didn’t choose to be gay or a cannibal”.
He makes an interesting point 🤷🏻♂️🤪 — Jacinta Foxton-Locks (@Jacinta Foxton-Locks)
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