Hateful comments about the homeless sparked outrage after they were posted on Facebook.How ‘hateful’ are we talking about here?
Morrisons assistant manager Greg Darvill was criticised over the comments saying: “I hate the homeless” on the social media website.
He was sent a request to like the Helping Britain’s Homeless page, but the response sent from his Facebook account said: “Please don’t invite me to help the homeless… I hate the homeless. They make the risk of me being out of a job by thieving rife. Thanks.”Fair enough. And who could blame him?
Except, of course, the Legions of the Perpetually Offended and those who make a nice living by farming these unfortunates like human cattle:
After the comments were criticised more were posted from the account of Mr Darvill, who works at the M-Local store in Queen’s Road, near Brighton station. It stated: “I don’t represent a company. I work for a company. I’m entitled to my own opinion. Sorry you feel my views are harsh.”That didn’t help, except to anger the Legion even further at the temerity of this little oik:
Mr Darvill’s Facebook account has now been deleted.*sighs* He’s probably better off without it, frankly.
Louise Blampied, of Helping Britain’s Homeless, an awareness group which shared the post, said the post “shocked and appalled” them. She said: “It is disheartening to know that there are people out there that feel the same way as him.
“However, we have had an incredible response to the Facebook page and it just shows the compassion and love of the majority of the public opposed to one small-minded, ignorant view.”Just one, love? Oh, I think you’ll find it isn’t just one. I can’t stand the beggars!
H/T: @pperrin via Twitter