In an attempt to prevent further outrage from both the gay community and the homophobic one, RTE have made the decision to ban gay people from ever appearing on TV again.
RTE were at the centre of huge controversy, when Rory O’Neill, the homosexual man who plays the character Panti, didn’t name anyone live on The Saturday Night Show as being homophobic.
RTE pulled the show from their online player, after John Waters, who wasn’t named at all during the show, threatened legal action against the station. The reason is still unclear as to why the journalist, who was not accused of being homophobic during the show at any stage, was planning legal action, but some reports suggest it’s because RTE let a gay man on the air in the first place.
John Waters, who is a closet homophobe, doesn’t want gay people to share the same rights in Ireland as straight people and this is the dangerous result from reading the best selling book, “The Bible”.
Although Waters has not openly come out as being a homophobe and tries to deny the fact that he is, his behaviours, beliefs and public stance on the rights of gay people has lead everyone to realise that he is in fact very homophobic.
Family and friends of the controversial journalist have said “they’ll wait until he is ready to come out as a homophobe” and that they don’t want to “force him to admit it”.
Waters, RTE and the BAI have now agreed to stop allowing gay people on TV, to prevent further upset and outrage.
They claim that stopping gay people from making TV appearances will help the homophobic community forget about gay people entirely and should hopefully let their hate campaign die out over a number of years.
They claim that preventing gay people having a public platform in Ireland will actually help their campaign for equal rights, as the there won’t be any outcry from people who don’t like gay people, like John Waters, The Iona Institute and the Catholic Church.
However, banning gay people from TV may have a negative impact on the amount of priests that will actually be allowed on air.
The ban has been enforced immediately and covers not just RTE, but all terrestrial channels in Ireland. Graham Norton will be censored from 3E, Aengus Mac Grianna will now longer be able to pursue a career in news broadcasting and Daniel O’Donnell will never be able to appear on Irish TV ever again.
RTE are hoping that the move will help keep both sides of the debate happy and prevent and future dissagreements between any parties involved.
God wasn’t available to comment on the issue, as although many claim he is the reason they hate gay people, he does not actually exist.