Thursday, 7 August 2014

Why Should It Be A Licence To Disrupt?

Andy Innell, owner of the Pier West Cafe, in Western Esplanade, Southend, has since apologised, but his actions have sparked a storm of protest on social media.
The young woman, who is believed to have been with a party from a school in Barnet, North London, was said to have been disrupting other customers.
And, since she has 'learning difficulties', clearly she can do this with impunity. Woe betide anyone who attempts to interfere with her rights!

The other customers? Well, who cares about them?
Despite the apology, Facebook users have continued to accuse Mr Innell of breaking anti-discrimination laws, condemning his actions as “horrific” and “disgusting”.
Anyone would think he's hauled off and belted her smack in the kisser!
Kerry Green, 36, of The Rundells, Thundersley, who has an autistic daughter, Ella, 13, said she felt Mr Innell’s reaction to the young woman had been ill-judged. She explained said: “Making a noise can be a trait of autism.
“Mr Innell has made a flimsy apology. It’s disgraceful and I can’t believe people with special needs are still being discriminated against in this way.
“We are trying to establish independence for people with learning difficulties and autism and if they can’t go into a situation like this, how can they be independent?”
Part of 'learning independence' is learning the effect your actions have on others, isn't it?


Robert the Biker said...

Apologising is a waste of time, all it does is empower the knobends who think you have them on the ropes. Note to the moaning bitches; having'special needs' which so often means just being a tosser, does not give you the right to ruin other peoples day.
I've known autistic people, generally they were quiet and extremely focused, liked learning different things and became quite fixated, but never gobby twats with a problem.

Robert the Biker said...

"They have you on the ropes"

andy5759 said...

I don't give an inch, oops sorry, I meant to say 25.4mm. I engage them eye-to-eye, say that I totally agree with them and go on to say what I bloody well think. That is how I apologise, by confusing the *uckers then walking away.

JuliaM said...

"Apologising is a waste of time, all it does is empower the knobends..."