Liberals everywhere are outraged after two lesbians at a food festival in the U.K. were told to stop kissing by a security guard after other patrons complained that their behavior was “disgusting.”
Mog Wilde and girlfriend Freya, both 35, were visiting the Cardiff Food Festival where they say they were “affectionately holding hands and kissing” as they danced. Their fellow guests did not like their behavior at all, however, and quickly complained that they were being “obscene.”
“We were dancing to the live music and I kissed Freya because she looked so beautiful and it was her birthday,” Wilde recounted, according to Daily Mail. “Then someone come up to us and told us it was disgusting and to stop because there were children around but this was a public place and we were not doing anything wrong. I am quite fierce and not a shy girl so I brushed it off. But it did leave me a bit shaky.”
The Cardiff Council claimed that event organizers “received a number of complaints from members of the public” about the lesbians. The situation got worse when two men openly started kissing in solidarity with the women.
“These two men were complete strangers and I think in a drunken show of outrage and support they started kissing and some of the crowd cheered them on,” Wilde said.
The young woman continued:
“This was so upsetting. I’m sure if it was a husband and wife kissing then nothing would be said. But I am made of tough stuff and I am just glad that it did not happen to other more quiet and sensitive girls.
I spend a lot of time in my private space and don’t often go to public events like that so I am not confronted with things like this often. Growing up I encountered a lot of prejudicial behavior but I left that behind.
So I was shocked to encounter something like this again.
This happened on the same day Gay Pride was happening only 30 miles away in Bristol. It is 2015 not 1815. We honestly did not think this would happen here.”
Liberals around the world have rallied around the lesbians, forcing the Cardiff Council to release a statement defending themselves:
“At approximately 3pm on Saturday, July 11 festival stewards received a number of complaints from members of the public about a couple who were engaged in a very strong display of public affection at the festival.
Once the couple in question had been identified a steward approached them and reminded them that sexual behavior of this level was inappropriate for what is very much a family event.
At no time did any Council employee ask the couple to leave.
The council has stringent policies on equalities and discrimination and the same course of action would have been taken regardless of the sexual orientation of the individuals involved.”
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