09.20.135:14 PM ET

British Pol Calls Women ‘Sluts’

At a female empowerment conference, of all places.

Here’s one way to lose half of your supporters: Call them sluts. At an event to promote women in politics, British politician Godfrey Bloom said, “This place is full of sluts,” after two party members said they did not clean behind refrigerators. He has since lost his UKIP party’s whip position. “I made a joke and said ‘oh well, you’re all sluts’ and everybody laughed and all the women laughed,” he told Sky News. “Was there a single woman in there who didn't laugh at the joke?” After the event, he also called a reporter “racist.” A real class act, this one.