In a recent episode of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”, Labour Party leader Keir Starmer fell at the first hurdle when asked a question that proved too difficult for him: “What is a woman?”
Starmer, who is known for his progressive views on gender and identity, was left stumped by the question, causing a stir among the show’s audience and viewers at home.
“I’m sorry, I don’t know the answer to that question,” Starmer admitted, visibly flustered. “I believe that gender is a complex and multifaceted issue, and that the definition of ‘woman’ is open to interpretation.”
The response drew mixed reactions from the show’s host and judges, with some praising Starmer for his honesty and others criticizing him for not being able to answer such a basic question.
“I think it’s admirable that Mr. Starmer is willing to admit when he doesn’t know something,” said one judge. “However, this is a question that most people would be able to answer without hesitation.”
The incident has drawn attention to the ongoing debate around gender and identity in society, with some arguing that the definition of “woman” is being eroded or expanded beyond recognition. Others, however, argue that such debates are essential to promoting diversity and inclusivity for all individuals, regardless of their gender or identity.
Regardless of the reaction, Starmer’s appearance on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” has sparked a lively discussion on social media, with many users expressing surprise and amusement at his inability to answer a seemingly simple question. Only time will tell if the incident will have any lasting impact on his political career or public image.