University of London apologizes for ‘witch hunt’ sign — RT World News


A music institute has been criticized for calling to report people with anti-transgender views

The London Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) has apologized for displaying a sign asking students to report “trans-exclusive radical feminist” (TERF) views, using a QR code.

Responding to accusations of a “witch hunt”, college CEO Paul Kirkham said in a statement that the institution simply intends “communicate the definition of TERF” but “made a mistake.”

The term is widely considered pejorative and is used to describe people who believe biological sex cannot change, advocates say their views are gender criticism. Harry Potter author JK Rowling has been called TERF for her negative attitude towards transgender ideology.

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“The posting is clumsy and we can see how it can be misinterpreted as an ICMP view and/or policy. The posting has now been removed and we profusely apologize for any offense caused,” said Kirkham.

He explained that his institute is against “discrimination of any kind” and admitted that gender issues are “a complex and important subject.”

The controversial sign on campus claimed that the ICMP had “zero tolerance” for TERF, which was described as “a specific form of transphobia.”

“TERF’s main contention is that trans women are not women and have no place in women-only spaces,” the sign explained. This “affirmationalso applies to men who are born female.

“Report + Assistance”, he urged, with an arrow pointing to a QR code apparently containing a link to the college notification system.

Photos of the alert sparked outrage on social media.

“Witch hunts now have QR codes. Find the witch, use the QR code, ‘report and support’. Modern life is wonderful, isn’t it? Kathleen Stock, a philosophy professor expelled from the University of Sussex in a transphobia row, wrote on Twitter.

“A music hall for zero tolerance for 98% of the population” another Twitter user noted, while a third commenter wondered if institutions “not captured by the Woke ideology” still exists.

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