Thursday 26 March 2015

Well, What Else Is Facebook For..?

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


DJ said...

It's a compassionate and loving lynch mob!

Anonymous said...


Hate the haters yeah! In a job like that, the homeless could make your life a misery so kudos to him.

Anonymous said...

If you really care about the homeless, let them have the spare room then you won't have to pay the "bedroom tax".

Anonymous said...

Louise Blampied is lining herself up for a job when the first reeducation camp opens, probably to be run as another cryptocharity. How did a free society ever get to where these thought commissars get listened to?

JuliaM said...

"It's a compassionate and loving lynch mob!"

Quite! As the great Tom Lehrer said: " I'm sure we all agree that we ought to love one another and I know there are people in the world that do not love their fellow human beings..... and I hate people like that. "

"In a job like that, the homeless could make your life a misery..."

In what job don't they?

Oh, yeah. That's right. All those fakecharities.

"How did a free society ever get to where these thought commissars get listened to?"

That's a fine question. I wish I knew...