Grace Dent on l’affaire de Elton:
Online fury at D&G has snowballed. Lots of people who would never have bought D&G, hadn’t read the Panorama interview, didn’t particularly care one way or another about Elton John, and didn’t need IVF or a womb surrogacy, spent all of Sunday in a rage because someone, somewhere, said something they didn’t agree with.
I cannot “judge” people for this, having been swept away in boggle-eyed web rage more times than I care to admit. Still of late, as I watch Twitter storms brewing and the din of the echo-chamber grow deafening, I wonder “What do ‘the people’ actually want?”
It’s a fair question. Readers, over to you – what do the Legions of Perpetual Offence really want, if anything?
Or, as I personally suspect, are we just seeing the ‘green ink’ brigade expanded exponentially due to the rise of the Internet?