It wasn’t going to be plain sailing for Winston McKenzie after THAT launch night profile VT that got hundreds of complaints to Ofcom, and tonight was nothing different than what we expected…
Emma asked Winston how he felt about the crowd reaction: “The crowd reaction, hostile as it is, it’s nothing compared to some of the boxing crowds.” Winston said boxing prepared him for this. He continued: “People are entitled to their opinions. I’m being portrayed as a people hater, I’ve read it. We live in a democratic society and express our opinions.”
Emma asked Winston about his comment regarding gay adoption: “I’m a Christian; I expressed my feelings at the time. It doesn’t mean to say that I’m one to tell someone who wants to adopt a child, that they can’t do so, I don’t make the rules.
”My comment was made in the heat of the moment, the press were on me, it was a General Election and they got what they were looking for. So whatever comment I made at that time, it wasn’t something that was done from the heart. The simple fact is they portrayed it the way, however spiteful they wanted. I agree with my heartfelt feelings. I’m not going to change my mind, or the way I am.”
Emma continued to ask does he still think gay adoption is likeable to child abuse, Winston replies: “Would you like me to sit here and lie? We don’t need to go over it again. I’ve made my statement.” Emma believes it is such a shame and a sad view to have.”
He goes onto say: “The work I do for homeless children and mothers, and people who are destitute, I can match any MP because people know me as the man of the people. I step in as I know what it is to struggle.”
As usual, Twitter users and fans of the show voiced their opinion.
— michelle visage (@michellevisage) January 5, 2016
— Balder the brave (@videotechNOW) January 8, 2016
— Sam (@mrssamnichol) January 8, 2016
— teachersubo (@teachersubo) January 8, 2016