Munroe Bergdorf, a transgender model who was fired from L’Oreal last year after publishing an anti-white rant, has resigned from her role as LGBT adviser to the UK’s Labour Party.
Munroe Bergdorf was appointed to a Labour Party LGBT advisory board last month, despite the fact that she had been fired from L’Oreal for making racist, anti-white posts just several months prior, prompting protests and criticism.
Thrilled to announce that I've been asked to be part of an LGBT+ advisory board for The Labour Party – To advise Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, Dawn Butler MP, on issues affecting the LGBT+ community… pic.twitter.com/v7Be0YtLtE
— ＭＵＮＲＯＥ 🌹🌹 (@MunroeBergdorf) February 26, 2018
On Monday, Bergdorf announced she would be resigning from her position at the Labour Party, blaming the conservative media instead of apologizing for her previous controversial comments.
“Following last week’s exciting announcement that I had accepted a place on the LGBT advisory board assembled to offer counsel to Dawn Butler MP, the Labour Party’s Women and Equalities Minister, it is with great sadness that I have decided to step down from the position,” Bergdorf declared. “This is a decision I’ve made due to endless attacks on my character by the Conservative right-wing press and relentless online abuse. I refuse to be painted as a villain or used as a pawn in the press’ efforts, especially those at the Daily Mail, to discredit the Labour Party or discredit their transphobic rightist agendas.”
I won't let this continue to be a distraction or stand in the way of the LGBT+ panel's success. pic.twitter.com/O89Uz4CmS9
— ＭＵＮＲＯＥ 🌹🌹 (@MunroeBergdorf) March 6, 2018
Following her appointment, Bergdorf faced numerous calls to resign from Conservative Party MPs, including Helen Grant MP.
As reported by Pink News, instances of Bergdorf using the words “poof” and “dyke,” and a post making fun of a “hairy lesbian” with a “barren womb,” quickly came to light, prompting further calls for Bergdorf to resign.
In Bergdorf’s rant against white people, which was published on Facebook last year, the model called whites “the most violent and oppressive force of nature on Earth.”
“Your existence, privilege and success as a race is built on the backs, blood and death of people of colour. Your entire existence is drenched in racism,” she continued, before doubling down on the comments in an interview.
Conservative Party MP James Cleverly celebrated Bergdorf’s resignation, while left-wing commentator Dan Hodges mocked the model for blaming others over her own words.
Munroe Bergdorf shows no contrition or self awareness.
Blames the media for reporting the vile comments that she has made over a number of years.
My criticism of her was based solely on what she said, not who she is. https://t.co/ihIeRZxxbl
— James Cleverly (@JamesCleverly) March 6, 2018
Utterly shameful the way the press have forced Munroe Bergdorf to resign by accurately reporting her words. It’s this sort of gutter journalism that will end when Jeremy Corbyn becomes PM…
— (((Dan Hodges))) (@DPJHodges) March 6, 2018