Thursday, 29 April 2010

Next On Jan Moir’s Hit List: Chav Celebrities

Jan Moir in the ‘Daily Fail’ asks ‘What kind of girl wants to sleep with Jack Tweed?’. Doesn’t she realise that the recent court case has shown us exactly what sort of girl wants to sleep with him?
Outside a London courtroom, bathed in the lemony sunshine of early spring, a young man punches the air in a victory salute.

Jack Tweed has just been cleared of raping a teenage girl at his Essex home and his callow triumphalism, before the cameras and news crews, is awful to behold.
Really..?

Is that because this was an utterly needless waste of public money, perhaps?
In his position, some men might have had the good sense to behave with a little more decorum.
I think he can be forgiven a bit of totally justified relief, Jan.

No matter what one thinks of chav celebrities and the way they behave, bringing in the full might of the legal system to regulate their rutting is a bit of a sledgehammer/nut interface, don’t you think?
To have the grace and wit to understand that this victory, if that is indeed what it is, is not just a hollow one, but one that reflects badly upon his lifestyle, his choices, his very existence.
Only on his? A bit one sided, maybe…
Since the 22-year-old first crawled into the public arena as the jailbird bridegroom of dying reality television star Jade Goody, he has become the absolute distillation of everything that is rotten and sordid about modern celebrity.

He has no talent, no marketable specialty, no gifts, no nothing. Following Goody’s death from cervical cancer a year ago, all he has to peddle is the sulphuric allure of his rackety, low grade fame-by-proxy.
Yes, yes, today’s no-talent celebrity culture is tedious beyond belief. But you write for the ‘Fail’, Jan. It does it’s own fair share of promoting such culture, doesn’t it?
Jack Tweed may have walked from court an innocent man, yet there is something unmistakably craven about him; he is somehow both shifty and puerile, a man for ever on the make and always looking for an angle.
Ah. It’s all the man’s fault. God, this is like reading a Cath Elliot ‘CiF’ piece…
… her identity hidden by the anonymity of the rape laws, a teenage girl slinks home to a life fractured by this sordid case.
No, not by the case. Not just by the case. And how fractured can her life be? As you point out, her identity is protected, while his is disclosed. He is not on the DNA database, while she will not be.

So what of Tweed? Is his life not also affected? Or doesn’t that draw on your sympathies?
It is truly a wretched story, a moral black hole with no place for tenderness or decency.
So I see, Jan. You haven’t shown much, after all.

A true journalist might rue the fact that we’ve come to such a pass – driven by Harriet Harman’s coterie of harpies – that we expend vast sums of money of cases that should never even cross the CPS desk in the first place.

A true journalist might stop to think that maybe, just maybe, no matter what one thinks of Tweed and his lifestyle, he didn't deserve that.

10 comments:

Henry Crun said...

Can't agree with you on this one, JuliaM. Tweed is the sort of dogshite that needs scraping off the shoe of humanity.

English Viking said...

I (for what it is worth) think that she did consent, but he is still a complete nob, a talentless thug, whose sordid lifestyle will most definitely see him in prison (again) in the future.

Best place for him.

PS If he is completely innocent, surely the, ahem, 'lady' should be prosecuted for perjury?

Brian, follower of Deornoth said...

Fat chance, EV.

You have to remember, rape is an offence against political correctness. As such, the accusation is all the proof necessary, and he is clearly guilty.

He wasn't convicted, but that is because the jury are sexists.

Ross said...

Shorter Jan Moir- "OK Tweed might have been acquited but he certainly looks guilty and common".

Henry Crun said...

EV, when Tweed does end up in prison at least he'll be able to have sex with a bald person again.

nbc said...

a sledgehammer/nut interface

I think you've hit on something there...

English Viking said...

Henry,

Oww! That was low.

NickM said...

"Jack Tweed may have walked from court an innocent man, yet there is something unmistakably craven about him; he is somehow both shifty and puerile, a man for ever on the make and always looking for an angle."

That's sinister. Can someone post Ms Moir a OED with the entry for "innocent" high-lighted. Tweed is a reprehensible scumbag but if we make that against the law we'll have one hell of a prison over-crowding problem.

JuliaM said...

"Tweed is the sort of dogshite that needs scraping off the shoe of humanity."

No doubt. But not with the justice system bent out of shape to do it...

"I (for what it is worth) think that she did consent, but he is still a complete nob, a talentless thug, whose sordid lifestyle will most definitely see him in prison (again) in the future. "

And of that, I have no doubt. But let it be for a real offence, not a made up one!

"PS If he is completely innocent, surely the, ahem, 'lady' should be prosecuted for perjury?"

I believe in the US, she could be. The accuser of the magician, David Copperfield, faced charges for 'false sexual assault claims'....

"Shorter Jan Moir- "OK Tweed might have been acquited but he certainly looks guilty and common"."

Yup!

JuliaM said...

"Henry,

Oww! That was low."


But funny! :)

"Tweed is a reprehensible scumbag but if we make that against the law we'll have one hell of a prison over-crowding problem."

It might be easier to put the decent people in the prisons and give the reprehensible scumbags free rein...