Twitter suspends Father Ted creator Graham Lineham after “transphobic” comment

Irish comedy writer Graham Lineham – co-creator of Father Ted – has been suspended from Twitter.

Lineham – who tweets under the pseudonym @Glinner – was removed after making a transphobic comment.

After the Women’s Institute wished a “Happy Pride” to all its trans members, Lineham tweeted back

“men aren’t women tho”.

A Twitter spokesman said: “The account has been permanently suspended after repeated violations of our rules against hateful conduct and platform manipulation.”

After being removed a person claiming to be Lineham posted a comment on Mumsnet.

The person wrote: “I’ve finally been suspended from Twitter and I have a feeling they’re either going to ban me or just take my verified tick.

“I’ve submitted an appeal with Twitter and the Better Business Bureau, but I thought I’d post here too so people knew what was going on.


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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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