Paul Joseph Watson, Infowars, February 28, 2022
The head of MI6, who includes his preferred pronouns in his Twitter bio, faced backlash for suggesting that a large part of the war in Ukraine was about “LGBT+ rights.”
Richard Moore (he/him), leader of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, made the comments in a Twitter thread.
“With the tragedy and destruction unfolding so distressingly in Ukraine, we should remember the values and hard won freedoms that distinguish us from Putin, none more than LGBT+ rights. So let’s resume our series of tweets to mark #LGBTHM2022,” he wrote.
“Is this supposed to motivate Ukrainian nationalists or demoralize them?” asked Chris Menahan.
Other Twitter users reacted with a mixture of confusion and derision.
“Yes, the values of Western civilization didn’t exist until the creation of LGBTQIA2S+ rights in the 1960s. You virtue signalling idiot. The only hard won freedom I want is from woke ideologues like you,” added another.