A row has broken out over an online article in Pink News in which four-year-old Prince George was discussed as a “gay icon”.
“Prince George has become a gay icon overnight—at least, that’s what some people—sorry, his subjects—are saying on Twitter,” the article reads.
“No child, especially a potential future Monarch, should be exploited for ideological purposes in this way.
“Using the image of the young prince—in what is obviously a sexualised context—is deeply offensive to anyone who values decency in public discourse.”
Pink News has hit back against criticism, saying, “At no point did Pink News state that Prince George is a ‘gay icon’—the article merely reported on a large volume of social media posts saying that he was.”
— Nicky Starlett' △ (@NickyStarlett) July 25, 2017
Has Prince George became a bigger gay icon from one photo than Ariana Grande and her whole career?
— Hasa (@Hasa81) July 26, 2017
Unpopular opinion: why's it so bad to say Prince George is a gay icon when people make jokes about four year olds having fake girlfriends
— Sophia 🌐 (@sophianash_) August 11, 2017
Pls stop discussing Prince George being gay or not. Let's not sexualize a child. It's sooo unnecessary.
— Ryan Morgana (@AKnittedWizard) July 26, 2017
stop fucking saying prince george is gay or whatever he’s 4 for fuck’s sakes it’s wrong on so many levels
— Beef (@largepapabeef) July 27, 2017