WHO Removes Mugabe As “Goodwill Ambassador”

That didn’t take long.

The New York Daily News reports:

The head of the U.N. health agency has revoked his appointment of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as a “goodwill ambassador” after the choice drew widespread criticism.

World Health Organization director-general Tedros Ghebreyesus last week told a conference in Uruguay on non-communicable diseases that Mugabe had agreed to be a “goodwill ambassador” on the issue.

Tedros said in a statement Sunday that he had “reflected” over the past few days after flood of outrage and concern was voiced by international leaders and health experts on Mugabe’s appointment. “As a result I have decided to rescind the appointment,” he said in a statement.

Mugabe has called for castrating gay men, calling them “worse than pigs and dogs,” and once demanded that Obama prove he’s not “the son of a whore.” Gay activists have reported being tortured in his jails.