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London College Theater Head Suspended After Rant On 'Gayism,' Racism and Elton John: AUDIO

Walcott

Dr. Mark Walcott — the head of the dance and drama department in Newham College of East London — was recently suspended after a colleague secretly recorded and published Walcott's 50-minute staff-meeting rant about "gayism."

During the rant, Walcott compared gay professors to members of the Ku Klux Klan and Nazis,  saying that each hopes to indoctrinate young students into their ranks.

Here's some other highlights from his cray-cray rant:

He is heard on the recording saying: “I’ll give the name of someone I’d never have run a school: Elton John. His gayism is so liberal. 

He added later: “I don’t like him. His sexuality, his gayism is over-burdensome.”

“And gay people’s objectives is not just to have lots of gay sex but also to increase the gay community, to make the gay community more accepted…"

In another section he says: “I see nothing wrong with the Klu Klux Klan. 

“They are fighting for their country. 

“They’re fighting for their country, they’re fighting for their right. 

“They are a culture, they’ve got a creed, they’ve got a nation and other people have come from other countries have come there and changed that made it difficult for them to continue with the way they want to progress and evolve.

“So it’s out of fear if you went to Jamaica and you tried to breed out the Jamaicans…so that our people started to become afraid and our reggae music was starting to sound like rock and our Jamaican (people were) starting to look like Chinese people, we would kill people. I understand the fear.”

The college has declined comment pending an external investigation. However, they have suspended Walcott and said that they "do not support any discrimination against, or unfair treatment of, staff or learners in any context." The college recently appeared in the top 100 workplaces ranked by the UK LGBT-organization Stonewall.

However, UK-based human rights activist Peter Tatchell thinks the college has much more to answer for:

"The college says it is setting up an investigation. This is not good enough, given its past failing to address these issues. There needs to be a completely independent inquiry by an external body that has no links to the college. The accusations involve much more than a homophobic rant and collusion with homophobia. They also involve allegations of racism, nepotism and cover-up. Complaints were made against the college in 2012 and they appear to have been sat on."

You can hear Walcott's insane rant for yourself AFTER THE JUMP

Equally disturbing (though hardly shocking) are the number of YouTube commenters who basically agree with Walcott.

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  1. He's Jamaican. Is anyone surprised? That island deserves a good hurricane.

    Posted by: Jonna the Woodswoman | Nov 30, 2013 4:48:21 PM


  2. Jamaican or not, a straight male Dance/Drama teacher? Really?

    Posted by: Chris | Nov 30, 2013 5:01:28 PM


  3. Indeed. Protesting too much, ya think?

    Posted by: kdknyc | Nov 30, 2013 5:24:59 PM


  4. Theater, full of gays on and off and behind the stage. What a place to rant gays. London College? Wow. I would say he needs to start speaking with the different tone and fast! Otherwise his career in thaterland might have some problems.

    @Chris, yeah, who would have guessed?

    Posted by: Matt27 | Nov 30, 2013 5:26:14 PM


  5. Now that they can't use Vieques anymore, maybe there's another Caribbean island the Navy can use for target practice.

    Posted by: Merv | Nov 30, 2013 5:28:21 PM


  6. "objectives is [sic]"? What's his doctorate in? And while I'm engaged in an ad hominem attack (or should I say, defense), let's take note of the poor dentiture.

    Posted by: Bill | Nov 30, 2013 5:28:21 PM


  7. This idiot should not be allowed within 1000 feet of any young person. He really is nuts.

    Posted by: Bryan L | Nov 30, 2013 6:20:27 PM


  8. I'd suggest a drug test for starters. And--to be clear--this kind of crap isn't coming from Ganji.

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Nov 30, 2013 6:30:44 PM


  9. Hate is inbred.

    Posted by: stranded | Nov 30, 2013 6:49:40 PM


  10. He needs someone to explain to him what the KKK was all about. He might not be so pro-KKK after that....

    Posted by: bkmn | Nov 30, 2013 7:11:16 PM


  11. Newham College of East London. Sounds like a real DUMP.

    Posted by: Kieran | Nov 30, 2013 7:28:27 PM


  12. What the hell is "gayism". That's not even a word. He should be fired. Not for being a bigot, but for being an idiot. Someone that stupid is teaching? I'd also fire whoever hired him, the whole committee if necessary.

    Posted by: Houndentenor | Nov 30, 2013 8:40:09 PM


  13. Consider the source.

    Posted by: Rotundra | Nov 30, 2013 9:01:49 PM


  14. Why the hell is he rambling on about Elton John and the KKK at a staff meeting? Even if he weren't being a creepy bigot, he ought to be fired immediately for wasting his staff's time.

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | Nov 30, 2013 9:09:05 PM


  15. Apparently you don't have to be very smart to teach dance and drama because he sounds as dumb as a brick.

    Posted by: andrew | Nov 30, 2013 10:48:19 PM


  16. Unbelievable that he is even a professor. What a world.

    Posted by: Martin | Nov 30, 2013 11:04:22 PM


  17. Ranting about gays in the drama and dance department? Is this guy on drugs? Maybe next he'll go to a retirement community in Miami and b*tch about old Jewish people.

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | Nov 30, 2013 11:10:31 PM


  18. He looks like the kind of brute beast that would say and think those things.

    Posted by: Bleat | Dec 1, 2013 1:04:04 AM


  19. Yeah... saying you are down with the Klan is just not gonna fly these days unless you live somewhere that cousins regularly marry.

    Posted by: fanboi | Dec 1, 2013 5:07:15 AM


  20. At first I was surprised how he could say such thing and then I got the part where he is from Jamaica. Then it wasn't surprising anymore.

    Posted by: Steve | Dec 1, 2013 6:46:26 AM


  21. Jamaica was named the #1 most homophobic country in the hemisphere. They even have"kill the botti-man(gay), music on the radio there. The islands are amazingly Christian and backward.

    Posted by: Tim | Dec 1, 2013 7:32:27 AM


  22. I notice that the BBC is maintaining radio silence on this topic. No questioning allowed of the multi-culti paradise that they're turning London into.

    Posted by: Petes | Dec 1, 2013 12:17:35 PM


  23. Typically Jamaican. Ignorant and bigoted. How the hell did he ever get to head the dance and drama department of Newham College of East London? Must have been slim pickings in the qualifications department to have promoted that reprobate.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Dec 1, 2013 1:10:34 PM


  24. It wasn't too long ago that he would have been denied a teaching post in a British institution, based solely on his inherent 'Jamaicanism'. In fact, his 'Jamaicanism' wouldn't have got him out of the janitor's closet. That, & his appalling 'inarticulateism'. In a British institute of higher learning? Ain't nobody got time for that.

    Posted by: Leroy Laflamme | Dec 1, 2013 5:13:21 PM


  25. What an IMBECILE.

    His idiotic analogies and ridiculous arguments were so easy to knock down that I'm surprised he wasn't shut down five minutes into his absurd tirade. I lost count of the number of "what-if's" he posed that had absolutely no basis in reality and made no logical sense. Every argument he made was based on nothing but his own prejudices, willful ignorance and lack of understanding of what sexual orientation means.

    "Gayism" my ass.

    I don't care who he is or what his background is--he's an uninformed homophobic bigoted moron.

    Posted by: StudioTodd | Dec 1, 2013 9:30:44 PM


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