‘I don’t agree with polygamy,’ says Canada’s biggest polygamist

Walking and talking irony.

Squad Blackmore says he and his (many) wives are actually just friends.

Winston Blackmore has 27 wives and 145 children but would he be okay with other men having the same?

No says the leader of a polygamous Mormon fundamentalist group – he believes that women could get exploited. 

Yes, really.

Blackmore, 59, was a former Bishop of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, was speaking to an audience on Friday in Salt Lake City where he made the admission amid allegations against of polygamy from the Canadian government. 

The Salt Lake Tribune are reporting that Blackmore had a charge brought against him in 2014 after he originally defeated the charges in 2007. 

Despite his stance against polygamy Blackmore, the walking definition of irony, is arguing the case saying the government are trying to change the definition of common law marriage, and he argues himself and his wives are actually just friends.

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Loaded sports writer Pearse Corcoran has covered news, sport and entertainment for several national newspapers and radio stations in Ireland. Follow him on Twitter at @PearseCorcoran