Foo Fighters Fan Denied Membership in U.K. Labour Party
While Brits love to mock American politicians and its political system, they've had plenty of their own issues to deal with recently. First, there was the whole Brexit situation and now, a British woman has been denied full membership in the Labour Party, supposedly because she posted about her love of Foo Fighters on Facebook.
According to the Daily Mail, Catherine Starr, who applied to join Labour for the purpose of voting for current Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in the party's election, received a letter from Iain McNicol, the party's General Secretary saying that her application had been denied on the grounds that, "You shared inappropriate content on Facebook on 5 March."
Starr went back to her timeline and saw that she posted three things on that day. "I shared a Foo Fighters video, a picture of a poster listing cruelty free cosmetics brands and I shared a joke from a vegan comic book. I had also made a comment on a friends' post which was inoffensive."
The Foo Fighters video, however, was accompanied by her text, "I f---ing love the Foo Fighters."
She thinks this is part of an attempt by McNicol to prevent Corbyn supporters from voting for him in the party's upcoming internal elections and called the vetting procedure "over-zealous." Yesterday, Bakers' Union chief Ronnie Draper, an influential Corbyn backer, was suspended from Labour, with a social media post given as the justification.
Starr has appealed the decision. Dave Grohl has yet to comment on the matter.
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