Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Stop being offended!

I have blogged about freedom of speech before (use search box in to corner to see), I do support freedom of speech and will defend it.

Anyway, apparently someone else has been offended according to the huffingtonpost :

"Twitter trolls have been targeting Team GB gymnast Beth Tweddle as she performed at the North Greenwich Arena on Tuesday.
The abuse came after a 17-year-old was arrested in Weymouth for allegedly sending malicious tweets to diving star Tom Daley."

It starts, then carries on with this :

"However, some users of the micro-blogging site preferred to send abuse about the gymnast rather than give her support.
Jonathan Coles, for instance, said: “I would go through that whole team gb team except for that tweedle she would need to bring a bag along.”

"And TheFakeChrisBeattie posted a message that read: “That beth tweedle has good legs.. shame about her face.”

Yes those tweets are not nice, but surely they are just an opinion, are we now living in a country where we cannot express an honest opinion, have we become a country where we cannot speak our minds?

Yes they are idiots and as i said earlier i get death threats to, but those tweets are not nice, but should not be illegal!

    "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it"

Correction by the always polite and must read toadmeister :)

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