Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu claims Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman is being bullied
I see trolls are out in force for my colleague @rodericogorman. Posting lies & creatively editing things people have written to present as ‘facts’.
Well our new Minister must be doing something right if these idiots are after him. Don’t let bullying win, report report report!
— Hazel Chu (@hazechu) July 3, 2020
Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu responds to online criticism of her Green Party colleague Roderic O’Gorman and his ties to British human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell.
Ms Chu urged her followers to report ‘trolls’ who are posting ‘creatively-edited’ lies about Mr O’Gorman, the newly-apppointed Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration.
Mr Tatchell had stated in a 1997 letter that friends as young as nine had sexual experiences with adults which gave them “great joy”.
This week, a tweet (top) from 2018 showing Mr O’Gorman with Mr Tatchell, who was guest of the Green Party at the Dublin Pride Parade, resurfaced.
As someone who was targetted for my sexuality I'm very familiar with homophobia.
The questions @rodericogorman is failing to answer are not about his sexuality but about his suitability for Childrens minister based on who he has been a cheerleader for. That is not homophobia. pic.twitter.com/CNOs1NOE0A
— Keith Mills (@KeithMillsD7) July 4, 2020