Penny Lancaster Sparks Sexism Row After Loose Women Cookery Comments 6 years ago

Penny Lancaster Sparks Sexism Row After Loose Women Cookery Comments

Penny Lancaster has sparked controversy on social media after revealing that she believes cooking detracts from a man's "masculinity". 

The model, who is married to singer Rod Stewart, admitted on Loose Women that she believes in "the hunter gatherer, the macho man, looking after the family."

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<> at The British Residence on June 2, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
Penny and Rod wed in 2007. 

While insisting that she does support equal rights and thinks that women in the workplace are "fabulous", the 44-year-old went on to state that she doesn't agree with a man donning an apron in the kitchen.

 

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 15:  Penny Lancaster at The ITV Studios on June 15, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by SAV/GC Images)
Penny has been a Loose Women panelist since last year.

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The mum-of-two admitted: "If anything, when men come home, I think it's more a case of being more a part of the family, being with the children, spending more time with the children, being a strong role model.

"But going as far as cooking and putting the apron on, I think that not belittles men, but takes the masculinity, and I would miss that."

The comments have provoked debate and some outrage on Twitter.

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