The former actress had tweeted a link from Metapedia, which described MPs who voted in favour of the 2003 Iraq War using a variety of racist and homophobic terms.
Human rights activist Bianca Jagger has expressed her deepest apologies after tweeting a link to a list of MPs who voted in favour of Britain’s intervention in the Iraq War, which described some of the MPs in question as “a negro”, “jewess” and “openly homosexual”.
The 71 year old former actress also posted the offending link from Metapedia on her Facebook page in the early hours of Tuesday morning (July 12th) as she sought to launch an attack on members of the Labour party who are planning on ousting its under-fire leader Jeremy Corbyn – who voted against the war back in 2003.
Bianca Jagger posted an offensive link she hadn't read properly regarding the Iraq War vote in 2003
It shows a table of all the MPs who voted in favour of the action, listing them under the heading ‘Criminal’, also indicating their constituencies and a ‘notes’ section under which a number of racist and homophobic descriptions are written.
To compound her folly, Jagger urged her followers to “read it carefully and understand why they want [Corbyn] out”, and it shocked politicians and media commentators alike, who encouraged her to apologise and take the link down.
Upon realising what she had done the next morning, Jagger said she was “mortified” that she’d made such a mistake and said that she “didn’t properly read” the content as she had “posted it a 4:15 in the morning”. She quickly took down her original post.
I'm terribly , sorry for posting a despicable tweet by mistake, I posted it at 4.15 in the morning and didn't properly read its content .— Bianca Jagger (@BiancaJagger) July 12, 2016
“I’m mortified, I thought it was a list of members of Parliament who voted against the war in Iraq. You all know I am against racism, bigotry,” she added in another tweet.
Metapedia offers itself up as an alternative to Wikipedia, but in practice is an outlet for extreme right-wing causes and conspiracy theorists, having been set up in 2006 by neo-Nazi publisher Anders Lagerstrom.
Bianca Jagger – who was married to Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger between 1971 and 1978 – is the founder of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation.