Layla Moran Deletes Late Night ‘Racist’ Star Wars Tweet

The deeply weird world of LibDem politics took a turn for the truly bizarre in the early hours of this morning, as leadership hopeful Layla Moran stated impersonating Star Wars character Jar Jar Binks on Twitter. After being called out by LibDem activists for speaking in “rip-off patois”, Moran deleted the half-past-midnight tweet…

The character has been repeatedly criticised for engaging in minstrelsy and speaking in what has been accused of being parody of West African and Caribbean linguistics. After featuring prominently in the first Star Wars prequel, his role was slimmed down in later films, no doubt due its critical reception. There are now inevitable calls for Layla to apologise…

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