Model Munroe Bergdorf quits as Labour LGBT adviser
Her appointment was criticised by Conservatives because of previous social media comments
The transgender model and campaigner Munroe Bergdorf has quit her role on the Labour party’s LGBT advisory board after attacks in the tabloid press and by Conservatives over comments she had made.
Bergdorf said she had been thrilled about the appointment, but said it had “turned into nasty tabloid fodder, blown out of all proportion”.
The model, who had previously ended a L’Oreal partnership over other controversial statements, said her words were taken out of context by newspapers. She has been criticised for social media posts in which she wrote that she no longer had the energy to talk about the “racial violence of white people any more”.
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