Labour MP on Women’s and Equalities committee apologises for saying Girls Aloud should have an orgy with him

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer
Labour MP Jared O’Mara has apologised for the comments (Wikipedia)

A Labour MP has apologised after comments were unearthed where he asked Girls Aloud for an “orgy” with him.

Sheffield Hallam MP Jared O’Mara – who sits on the Women’s and Equalities Committee – said the girl band should sack member Sarah Harding while the rest “come have an orgy with me”.

According to the Guido Fawkes website, Mr O’Mara, 35, wrote the messages on the music site Drowned In Sound in his twenties, before he became an MP.

Mr O’Mara had written about wanting to have an orgy with Girls Aloud (Rex)

In the mock ‘advice column’ one user replied: “Please disregard Jared’s advice, sack the whiny ginger one and then the remaining four come to MY house.”

Mr O’Mara then replied: “Yeh and if they HAVE to do that – which I wouldn’t advise – at least send the ginge round mine!”

Guido Fawkes also claim Mr O’Mara once wrote a rant about overweight people on an Internet message board, describing them as “fatties”.

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The post added: “The only fat people out there who deserve our respect are those who are fat not because of a poor diet/lifestyle, but because of a genuine medical condition.”

Responding to the allegations, a statement from Mr O’Mara’s office, sent to Yahoo News UK, read: “I am deeply ashamed of the comments I made online, which have emerged today.

“I was wrong to make them, I understand why they are offensive and sincerely apologise for my use of such unacceptable language. I made the comments as a young man, at a particularly difficult time in my life, but that is no excuse.

Mr O’Mara unseated former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg in June’s election (Rex)

“Misogyny is a deep problem in our society. Since making those comments 15 years ago, I have learned about inequalities of power and how violent language perpetuates them.

“I continue to strive to be a better man and work where I can to confront misogyny, which is why I’m so proud to sit on the Women and Equalities Select Committee.

“I will continue to engage with, and crucially learn from, feminist and other equalities groups so as an MP I can do whatever I can to tackle misogyny.”

The apology come just days after Labour MP Clive Lewis was forced to apologise for telling a man at a public event to “get on your knees b**ch”.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn described Mr Lewis’ comments as “completely unacceptable”, but said they did not point towards misogyny in the party.

Mr O’Mara was elected an MP in June’s General Election, unseating former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg in a surprise result.