A spokesman for the Scottish Conservatives said: “It doesn’t matter how many ways these so-called comedians and SNP MPs try to wriggle out of this. ’Dyke’ is clearly a word which upsets many – that’s not news to anyone – so quite why that’s not being accepted by these people is a mystery.” Scottish Independence Convention supporters march through GlasgowCredit:PA The comedian Karen Dunbar has said she is “confused” by the row over one of her sketches in which Ruth Davidson, the Scottish Conservative leader, is described as “Ruth Dykey D”. The rap sketch was performed at an independence rally in Glasgow at the weekend by the female comedy collective Witsherface. The Scottish Conservatives condemned the language used and challenged the Nationalists to distance themselves from it. Annie Wells, a Tory Glasgow MP, who is also gay, said it was “shameful”, while Colin Macfarlane, of the gay rights charity Stonewall Scotland, said calling someone a dyke was homophobic. The event was attended by senior SNP figures, including Alex Salmond, while Joanna Cherry MP, the SNP home affairs spokesman, tweeted that the performance was “hilariously irreverent satire”. Written by Ms Dunbar, an actress and comedian, it was also performed in March during the Glasgow Comedy Festival. She said on Tuesday that as a gay woman who had experienced “horrendous homophobia” she felt confused that anyone could “interpret anything in the rap as being homophobic”. She added: “If my work has offended anyone it was not my intention. My sole purpose with this sketch was to create a comic rap about our current female political leaders. Any accusation that myself or Witsherface is homophobic, is utterly ridiculous.” A member of the group said: “Politicians, whatever their colour or creed are always fair game when it comes to comedy. ‘Twas ever thus, and should remain so in a healthy society.” The event market the re-launch of the Scottish Independence Convention on the second anniversary of the 2014 vote in which independence was rejected. Welcome to Scotland 2016, where a “comedy” rap mocking Ruth Davidsons sexuality is applauded and endorsed 1/2 pic.twitter.com/L1jow6UNeZ— NatBuster (@NatBuster) September 18, 2016 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.