British politician admits to watching porn, tells everyone to loosen up

English Member of Parliament Simon Danczuk (Labour-Rochdale) has taken a bold anti-sanctimony stance after the media tried to make a big deal about the fact that he’d “favorited” a porn site on Twitter.

According to The Daily Mail, a “scandal” erupted a few days ago when some eagle-eyed Twerson noted the elected representative had favorited (but was not following) “an 18+ Erotic account for posting sexy pictures of sexy women.” At first, it seemed Danczuk was going to take a page from the book of Anthony “star thingy” Weiner by blaming it on a faulty (or “fawlty” after the British spelling) iPhone screen that misbehaved after being plugged into an off-brand iPhone charger:

“I had put my iPhone on charge using one of those uncertified chargers. I went on to Twitter while it was plugged in.
“And when I went on Twitter it started jumping about. It started doing predictive text and moving around the screen everywhere.
“Before I knew it, and unbeknown to me, I had favorited a tweet which related to this porn site image.”

Until he went on the radio to clarify his position on the matter and tell his prudish nation to loosen up:

“Let’s be truthful about this. If I am being asked have I ever used porn, then the answer is yes.

“I am a man of the world. I wouldn’t deny that sort of thing. I think we should not be too sanctimonious about this.

“I think there is far too much of that in politics and I think don’t put politicians on a pedestal. Let’s just have real conversations about real issues.”

And the award for “classiest justification of one’s masturbation habits” goes to…Mister Speaker! Be it resolved that these sluts are horny for uncertified plugging.

For her part, Danczuk’s wife Karen–the UK’s unelected “Queen of the Selfie”–was quick to back him up on Twitter, saying there’s nothing wrong with a bit of porn “favouriting” and that furthermore, if you don’t watch porn, it’s you who are the tosser. She used the “crazy-face” emoji, so you she’s not fucking around:

I, for one, applaud Danczuk’s resistance to political hypocrisy and commitment to learning about the world. Let he among us who has not wanked cast the first stone.

[h/t The Independent]