In the UK Parliament on Wednesday, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corben muttered something under his breath after a spat with Prime Minister Theresa May about Brexit.
Conservative Party MPs were up in arms believing he called May a "stupid woman".
The Speaker of the House of Commons had not heard the comment and brought in lip readers to ascertain what was said. He did not feel the results were conclusive.
Corben refused to apologise, saying he had uttered "stupid people". He stated that he
Many took to social media saying this was a Tory distraction from the pressing Brexit issue at hand. Others argued that Corben's sexist language was unacceptable.
Watch the clip below and judge for yourself:
Sexism in the work place is not acceptable; it's time @jeremycorbyn left the 1980s behind. If true, he must apologise to the PM and to the women of Britain. #PMQs #stupidwoman pic.twitter.com/1airlnfTV3— Wera Hobhouse 🔶 (@Wera_Hobhouse) December 19, 2018
The #stupidwoman began trending on Twitter soon after the incident with differing views being expressed.
Lip readers working for one newspaper say he DEFINITELY said #stupidwoman— Paddy Power (@paddypower) December 19, 2018
Lip readers working for another newspaper say he DEFINITELY said #stupidpeople
Only one way to settle this... pic.twitter.com/sPILWLYYaV
The leading news story tonight on BBC news and ITV news is whether Corbyn called Theresa May a stupid woman or not.— ⭐⭐⭐ Nathan Harmer ⭐⭐⭐ (@nharmertaylor) December 19, 2018
Not about homeless people dying on the streets.
THIS IS YET ANOTHER DISTRACTION FROM WHAT IS IMPORTANT.
Please get back on track NOW.#stupidwoman #PMQs
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