Paddy Power wander aimlessly into transgender horse-racing row
Irish betting giants Paddy Power are in some trouble with transgender activists following an ad they’ve put together ahead of the Cheltenham Horsing Festival. Referring to the popular Ladies Day at the Festival they’ve decided to send in some transgender women and are asking viewers of the ad to “spot the stallions from the mares”. Take a look…
Pretty classy eh? Two words that can also be applied to ALL the ladies in the ad if you ask us. But unfortunately, the LGBT Liberal Democrat Group in Northern Ireland have said that Paddy Power have brought shame on themselves with the whole thing, describing it as “transphobic”.
Paddy Power themselves have said that responses have been “healthily mixed” and that the ad is “simply a bit of mild mannered fun in the run up to the Cheltenham Festival”. But what do YOU think, Bitterwalleteers? Are YOU a transgenderer? Were your feelings hurt by it? You can be frank with us… or Francesca – whatever floats your boat.