Ho­mo­pho­bic com­ment.

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New Democ­racy leader Kyr­i­akos Mit­so­takis has called on con­ser­va­tive MP and for­mer min­is­ter Gerasi­mos Yi­ak­oumatos to take back and apol­o­gize for com­ments he made about ho­mo­sex­u­als in an in­ter­view to the Para­poli­tia news­pa­per. “Yi­ak­oumatos’s re­marks were un­for­tu­nate. I have asked him to re­tract [them] and apol­o­gize to all those he of­fended,” Mit­so­takis said in a tweet, adding that New Democ­racy does not tol­er­ate prej­u­dice. In the in­ter­view, Yi­ak­oumatos said ho­mo­sex­u­als do not set a proper ex­am­ple to chil­dren. “I’m not a ho­mo­phobe. But every­one has ex­am­ples. If you watch TV, 90 per­cent of the suc­cess­ful [peo­ple] are gay. When a child sees that, they rise and rise. It’s con­ta­gious. It’s a con­ta­gious dis­ease,” Yi­ak­oumatos said.

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