Is there any­one in Bri­tain NOT out­raged about some­thing?

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YOU know, there was prob­a­bly a time when peo­ple said sorry be­cause they actually meant it – rather than say­ing sorry to quell a “Twit­ter storm”.

Over the last week there have been nu­mer­ous in­stances of peo­ple say­ing they are sorry for no other rea­son than onanis­tic ob­ses­sives on so­cial me­dia have got the hump. Take James Cor­den. Now, I’m no fan and I can­not be­lieve how this bland lump has sud­denly be­come the Next Big Thing in the United States.

But did he re­ally de­serve a bar­rage of on­line abuse after pho­tos were pub­lished show­ing him “air kiss­ing” Donald Trump’s former press spokesman Sean Spicer.

One lu­natic on Twit­ter ac­cused Cor­den of “nor­mal­is­ing fas­cism”. For. F** k’s. Sake.

Cor­den grov­elled: “Un­der­stand­ably, some peo­ple have been dis­ap­pointed by this photo. In truth, I’m dis­ap­pointed by it as well. I have been read­ing a lot of harsh com­ments on Twit­ter to­day, and I hear you loud and clear.”

In Scot­land the boss of the SNP’s Huntly & Al­ford branch, Andy Stu­art, has apol­o­gised after la­belling Scot­tish Lib Dem leader Wil­lie Ren­nie “in­sane” and “un­hinged”. Why? Might of­fend the nut­ters, that’s why. Sorry, we can’t say nut­ters, we must say “peo­ple with men­tal health is­sues”.


Talk­ing about nut­ters, did you read about Pound­land out­rag­ing the “men­tal health com­mu­nity” be­cause that’s what they called their peanut M& M ripoff.

Mean­while in Manch­ester, anti- dis­crim­i­na­tion group Kick It Out con­tacted Manch­ester United to ask them to stop the club’s fans singing a “racist” chant about Romelu Lukaku.

The “racist” bit of the chant, by the way, is sug­gest­ing he has a big cock.

And a real beauty is Sir Chris Hoy apol­o­gis­ing after sug­gest­ing that fat peo­ple do not look good in ly­cra. Why apol­o­gise? It’s true. It seems that mil­lions of peo­ple in this country have got nothing bet­ter to do than scan the air­waves and so­cial me­dia for any­thing – ANY tiny lit­tle thing – they can be out­raged about.

What a f** king dis­mal waste of time and en­ergy.

And how de­press­ing that so many folk feel the need to apol­o­gise to these thin- skinned, ob­ses­sive – OK, I’ll say the word – NUT­TERS.

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