Tuesday 21 November 2017

Loose Women viewers outraged as Colleen Nolan appears to compare gay rights to ISIS in gay cake debate

Loose Women presenters (left to right) Coleen Nolan, Kaye Adams, Andrea McLean and Nadia Sawalha
Loose Women presenters (left to right) Coleen Nolan, Kaye Adams, Andrea McLean and Nadia Sawalha
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Coleen Nolan attends the TV Choice awards 2012 at The Dorchester on September 10, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

Viewers of Loose Women are calling for an apology from Colleen Nolan, with some calling for her sacking, following controversial comments she made during the show on Monday.

During a debate on the Northern Ireland court case which found a bakery guilty of discrimination for refusing to make a gay marriage cake, Nolan appeared to compare gay rights to Islamic extremist group ISIS.

She defended the bakery owners and their religious beliefs and then asked if they have to make a cake with a gay slogan would they have to accept an order for a cake supporting ISIS.

“At the end of the day, if you went in there and two days later they said ‘we don’t want to make your cakes because of our beliefs’, you’d just never go back to that shop and you’d probably say to all your gay friends, ‘don’t go there, they’re anti-gay,’ and boycott it,” she said.

“What about if somebody walked in and said I want a cake and I want the whole Islamic State on it and how I support it and how I support them killing our people.

"Because it’s a business do they have to make it? And if they turn around and say they’re not making it, we’d all applaud it.”

Viewers took to Twitter to voice their upset and demand an apology with some of them calling for her sacking from the ITV show.

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