Is there anyone in Britain NOT outraged about something?
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.