Rupert Murdoch calls Hillary Clinton ‘fascist’ on LGBT rights

Illustrated rainbow pride flag on a pink background.

The News Corp boss said Hillary Clinton’s pledge to outlaw discrimination was “fascist”.

Democrat presidential candidate Ms Clinton made her first major speech of her campaign on Sunday in which she said: “We should ban discrimination against LGBT Americans and their families so they can live, learn, marry, and work just like everybody else.”

Rupert Murdoch tweeted shortly afterwards: “HillaryNo Promises outlaw free speech about LGBT. What next? Sounds almost fascist.”



He is yet to explain his use of “HillaryNo”.

The former Secretary of State announced her support for equal marriage  back in 2013 – and has consistently shown her support for LGBT issues.

She has already been endorsed last month by pro-LGBT group Equality California – more than a year before the polls open in November 2016.

Murdoch has previously said people should boycott Guinness when they pulled out of St Patrick’s Day parades over gay exclusion.

He said: “Where will this end? Guinness pulls out of religious parade bullied by gay orgs who try to take it over. Hope all Irish boycott the stuff.”

In 2012, he expressed support for notoriously anti-gay Republican candidate Rick Santorum.