An online petition for the British government to withdraw its invitation for United States President Donald Trump to make a state visit to the United Kingdom has garnered over 1 million signatures as outrage simmers over his controversial travel ban.
“Donald Trump should be allowed to enter the UK in his capacity as head of the US government, but he should not be invited to make an official state visit because it would cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen,” the petition, which is on the government’s official petitions site, read.
“Donald Trump’s well documented misogyny and vulgarity disqualifies him from being received by Her Majesty the Queen or the Prince of Wales.”
The petition must be debated on by lawmakers in parliament since it has surpassed over 100,000 signatures.
British Prime Minister Theresa May recently announced that Trump has accepted an invitation for a state visit later this year from Queen Elizabeth II.
Trump on Jan. 27 signed an executive order barring travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US for 90 days. The affected countries are Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan and Yemen.
The order also imposes an indefinite ban on the entry of Syrian refugees into the US.
May has been criticized by British politikos over her reluctance to criticize Trump’s travel ban shortly after she came to see him at the White House.