Minister calls for sacking of Observer columnist Burchill – and paper’s editor | Media | guardian.co.uk

A government minister has called for Observer columnist Julie Burchill to be fired because of her column on Sunday in which she attacked transsexuals.

Lynne Featherstone, the international development minister who was once equalities minister, took to Twitter to denounce Burchill – a freelance writer – for her “absolutely disgusting… rant against the transgender community”. She described it as “a bigoted vomit” and called for The Observer to sack her.

Featherstone, a Lib-Dem MP, then suggested in another tweet that the paper’s editor, John Mulholland, should be sacked too for publishing the column.

The online version of Burchill’s column attracted more than 2,000 comments, with the majority opposing the writer, and the Twittersphere was deluged from yesterday morning onwards with people arguing for and against Burchill.

via Minister calls for sacking of Observer columnist Burchill – and paper’s editor | Media | guardian.co.uk.

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