Twisted journalists have shocked decent members of the public by sexualising 4-year-old British Royal Prince George.
The picture that excited them was taken when the little boy went with his parents, William and Kate (Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) on a state visit to Germany.
Hands raised to his face with joy, little George was simply expressing the excitement of a little boy getting a ride in a helicopter.
But an article on Britain’s biggest LGBT website says the shot of Prince George has turned him into a ‘gay icon’.
Accompanied by the picture, the story on PinkNews said: ‘Prince George has become a gay icon overnight. The monarch-to-be has always been cute and well-dressed, but one day before his fourth birthday, a photo of him excitedly holding his face changed everything.”
Tweets that featured alongside the original article, included: ‘Prince George is already a bigger gay icon to me than Boy George’.
PinkNews chief executive Benjamin Cohen said he had no intention of removing the article, which he said was ‘tongue-in-cheek’ and based on the comments of ‘hundreds’ of social media users.
Some readers objected to the Twitter postings. One said: ‘Stop looking at a 4yr old & trying to predict his sexual preference.’ Another wrote: ‘Openly flamboyant? He’s a CHILD!’
Northern Irish politician Jim Allister, leader of the ultra-conservative Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV) party, yesterday demanded an apology.
He said: ‘Sexualising a young child in this fashion is entirely inappropriate. To take an image of a little boy and to fantasise of him being an icon for a life defined by sex is outrageous and sick.’
The row illustrates the truth of the old adage “give them an inch and they’ll take a mile.” Earlier this year the Duke of Cambridge became the first member of the Royal Family to pose for the cover of gay magazine Attitude.