A Scottish candidate for the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) running in a local council election has compared being gay to her own admitted “sexual attraction to gorillas.”
84-year-old Gisella Allen made the comments in two jaw-dropping – and apparently real – interviews with the Scotland Herald and the Clydebank Post in which she explained her belief that gay people should keep their sexuality secret.
She said: “I am not anti-gay – but how can you call that a community? Sex life is everybody’s private affair. You do not come out and declare openly.
“Do you think I am going all over the city and saying my idea of a sexually-attractive creature is a gorilla?
“When I go to a zoo and I see a gorilla my hormones go absolutely crazy. I find a gorilla very attractive.”
As well as apparently abolishing openly same-sex love, if Gisella is elected to the Glasgow Council on May 4 she also wants a ban on plastic bags, golf courses, old age pensioners’ bus passes, mothers going to work, and sex education in schools, according to the interview.
Allen said that she supports bringing back the death penalty, and she prefers the use of the guillotine over hanging.
“I want the death penalty to be re-enacted. It doesn’t necessarily have to be hanging. You could have the guillotine. I think the public is entitled to protection,” she said.
Spokespeople for the party have responded that Allen’s “outlandish” views are her own personal opinions and not party policy, either locally or nationally.