Sunday Mirror

Beeb’s si­lence over virtues

- David Attenborough · Kanye West · United States of America · Caribbean · Kim Kardashian

The BBC has banned its staff from “virtue sig­nalling”.

This is the strange phrase that has be­come an in­sult, mean­ing you’re mak­ing it look as if you’re do­ing some­thing vir­tu­ous.

It’s time we stopped this sick­en­ing habit of look­ing like we’re help­ing peo­ple. For ex­am­ple, if Sir David At­ten­bor­ough is seen giv­ing a home­less per­son 50p, he should be sacked.

It would be a dis­gust­ing dis­play of virtue sig­nalling.

But if he can prove he was about to tip the poor sod’s sleep­ing bag in the river and kick him in the arse, as light relief from wor­ry­ing about po­lar bears, that would be fine.

Kim Kar­dashian an­nounced that she, Kanye West and their friends have done what any­one does to evade the stress of coro­n­avirus… and re­treated to a pri­vate is­land.

This shows they have a much more ef­fi­cient app in the US that says: “You have been ex­posed to Covid-19, you must im­me­di­ately fly to a Caribbean is­land on a golden he­li­copter to carry on be­ing out of touch with re­al­ity.”

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