A homophobic official in Kenya has responded to a recent image of two male lions having sex by blaming it on gay couples ‘behaving badly’ on safari trips.
Ezekiel Mutua, the head of the Kenya Film Classification Board, said the lions have copied the homosexual behaviour from gay men visiting Kenya’s Masai Mara, and said that the only other explanation is ‘the devil’.
Even more shockingly, he went on to say that the lions would need counselling to ‘cure them’ of their sexuality’.
His comments have been slammed as “madness” and “idiotic” after he tweeted about his views on social media.
He said: “These animals need counselling, because probably they have been influenced by gays who have gone to the national parks and behaved badly.”
“I don’t know, they must have copied it somewhere or it is demonic. Because these animals do not watch movies.”
Dubbing the animals “lion love birds” he said: “Some research needs to be done. And also I wish I [could confirm] the two lions were actually male, because it is not normal.”
Mutua then suggested that the two lions needed separating before they underwent counselling.
He added: “I mean where on earth have you ever heard something like this happening. The demonic spirits inflicting in humans seems to have now caught up with the animals.
“That is why I will say isolate the crazy gay animals, study their behaviour because it is not normal.”
As head of the film classification board, Mutua has also recently banned a Disney show because it features a gay character.
He told Nairobi News: “Any attempt to introduce gay programming in Kenya will be met with the full force of the law.”
One Twitter user, known as Katyusha, wrote: “Instead of being horrified, people should be happy to know homosexuality is natural to all species and stop their phobia.”
Dennis Mwangi added: “What is wrong with you? I’m ashamed he’s from my country.”
And Gabriel Oloo said: “This is madness for sure.”
A fourth Twitter user wrote: “You are a complete idiot!!!”
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