A HOME Office minister has lobbied Theresa May to ban a US “pick-up artist” from entering the UK because of his “sexist and utterly abhorrent statements”.
Lynne Featherstone claims women will be put at risk if Julien Blanc is allowed to stage a seminar in the UK when he comes to London on tour on 27 November.
He claims to teach men how to “attract” women using physical force. On social media Blanc is shown with his hands around women’s throats with the hashtag #ChokingGirlsAroundTheWorld.
Crime Prevention Minister Featherstone said: “I am extremely concerned by the sexist and utterly abhorrent statements Julien Blanc has made about women. If he was allowed to perform in the UK I have no doubt that cases of sexual harassment and intimidation would increase.”
Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper added: “The Home Office needs to investigate him urgently.”