And Just So You Can Be Sure To Be Offended…

May 4, 2014 1 Comment
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…we’ll reprint every one!

News Shopper readers have reacted after a series of offensive tweets and social media comments followed the death of a woman hit by a train in Petts Wood yesterday.

She wasn’t ‘hit by a train’ in some accident – that would be a genuine tragedy that few would fail to sympathise with – she committed suicide in the most grotesquely public way possible, short of self-immolation.

And the ‘offensive’ Tweets and comments were from commuters understandably upset at this unnecessary delay to their journeys.

Is it no longer OK to point out that this is a selfish, inconsiderate act not just for those passengers but also for the poor train driver and the emergency services who must – literally – pick up the pieces?

Who decided that? And when?

How do you feel about these responses on social media? Leave your comments below.

This passes as ‘news’ now? Soliciting for the Legions of Perpetual Offence to add their two’pennorth?

UPDATE: Sam Chadney spoke to News Shopper this morning to apologise for his tweet. Full story here.

Personally, I’d have told the News Shopper exactly where they could stick their little campaign. But it seems that Sam isn’t made of sterner stuff:

The 21-year-old spoke to News Shopper this morning to apologise for his words.

He said: “I can only say I am young and it was a bit naive.

“That day was my birthday and I had something special planned and it was a bit scuppered but I shouldn’t have done it.

“I don’t know this woman personally and I am very sorry if I caused offence to her family and friends.

“There was no offence intended.”

Don’t play their game, Sam. You really have nothing to apologise for.

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One Response to And Just So You Can Be Sure To Be Offended…

  1. May 5, 2014 at 3:50 am

    Julia Gillard (Ex-Oz PM) used the same ‘young and niaive’ excuse when as a mere 30 y/o legal firm Partner she set up a slush fund for her union lover, hid the files and got a $5000 kickback. Newspapers are not allowed to tweet about that either.

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