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Coleen Nolan under fire after comparing gay rights with supporting ISIS

Some viewers have been calling for ITV to fire the presenter over her comments.

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LOOSE WOMEN PANELIST Coleen Nolan faced criticism today for comparing a case involving a gay marriage cake to supporting the Islamic State militant group.

On the show earlier, Nolan and the other panelists discussed a ruling made in Belfast today in which a judge said a bakery did discriminate when it refused to make a cake with a message promoting gay marriage.

The Loose Woman defended the bakery’s decision not to make the cake because of the owner’s religious beliefs but in doing so, she compared the incident to a customer asking for a cake with a message supporting ISIS.

What about if somebody walked in and said I want a cake and I want the whole Islamic State on it and how I support it and how I support them killing our people. Because it’s a business do they have to make it? And if they turn around and say they’re not making it, we’d all applaud it.

It did not go down well with viewers who have since been calling for her to publicly apologise – some even demanding she be fired.

Neither Nolan nor ITV have responded to today’s criticism.

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