Maltese society needs to get its priorities straight, said Labour MP Rosianne Cutajar after assessing the public reaction to two different stories this morning.
“I’m actually concerned that our society is more concerned about the Prime Minister’s tattoo rather than the homophobic attack that happened on a transgender lady,” Cutajar tweeted.
I'm actually concerned that our society is more concerned about the PM's tattoo rather than the homophobic attack that happened on a transgender lady! @JosephMuscat_JM @TheTimesofMalta #lgbtiq pic.twitter.com/YmtrNtbZHO
— Rosianne Cutajar (@RosianneCutajar) August 5, 2019
Cutajar was referring to how a Maltese transgender woman said she was attacked with no instigation while at the Kulleġġ bus stop in Msida.
The accused man reportedly approached the woman who had ordered two cheese cakes from a pastizzeria at the bus stop.
The man was then said to have told the woman to “go for the sausage roll,” as it would “suit” her “more” and then finished by referring to the woman as a “fucking pufta”.
He then proceeded to physically attack the woman, pulling her hair when she had stood her ground.
The Malta Gay Rights Movement condemned the incident, stating: “It is unacceptable that in this day and age, now that everyone is aware of the realities of the LGBTIQ+, and in this case, trans people, we still come across shameless acts of abuse in broad daylight, right in front of everybody”.
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