mattheus wrote:mjr, I don't know what you wanted the guy to do. Here's what he wrote:
“Sorry my gag pic of the little fella in the posh outfit has whipped some up. Never occurred to me because, well, mind not diseased.
“Soon as those good enough to point out it’s possible connotations got in touch, down it came*. And that’s it.”
<*he deleted the tweet>
So it's clear to me that everything that followed is down to people like you _choosing_ to stir things up further. (presumably to score woke points, I don't know). Why not just leave it there?
People like me?!?! Just because I can see how it can be considered racist (I was a football fan in the 1980s...), that Danny Baker should have seen it coming and that still defending it as a "gag pic", still equating the child with the chimp and then doubling-down by calling one's accusers "diseased" is not a good apology or going to get anyone to "leave it there"? I think he should have apologised simply and left it there - no continued defence of the indefensible and no trolling those who pointed it out.
If I make the same assumptions about you, based solely on your continued defence of it, you must be the kind of person who enjoys lazy racist "bantz" - is that right? Could you even read that without thinking "razy lacist"?
He trolled, twice, presumably hoping to get some attention, and lost his job.
And what on earth is a "woke point" in plain English? http://www.wokepoint.com
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