Monday, 6 August 2012

Someone else has been "Offended".

Oh dear!

According to another sensitive soul has been *Offended* :

"Abuse aimed at Aberdeen goalkeeper Jamie Langfield on social networking site Twitter is being investigated by police.
The Dons stopper made a costly error in his side’s 1-0 defeat to Celtic on Saturday when he failed to keep out a Kris Commons shot.
The 32-year-old returned to action towards the end of last season after suffering a brain seizure.
Langfield tweeted on Sunday: “Wow seen some sick stuff writin about my illness today which I had managed to overcome, some people just don’t realise how lucky they are!”

"He added: “Took a lot of stick today some deserved, some a bit over the top but hey I'll take it on the chin and bounce back.”
Aberdeen midfielder Gavin Rae also said he was “contemplating a Twitter break” following the abuse aimed at Langfield, saying there were “too many deranged people allowed to abuse people on here”.
A Grampian Police spokesman said they are following a “positive line of enquiry.”
He added: “We can confirm that we have received a complaint and inquiries are on-going.”

Yes you did read that right, the police are going to spend their time investigating because someone took offence.

I blogged the other day that i receive death threats via twitter and in the past i have been called an "Homophobic Fuckwitt" (despite being gay myself) , what was my reply? i ignored it (apart from pointing out i was gay), i didn't block the person nor waste anyone's time in reporting it to the police.

When you defend someones freedom of speech it does not follow that you support what they actually say. The principle of free speech is our most sacred, if we cannot speak freely without fear of being arrested  then we are not free. I see many comments on twitter and other blogs that i would myself not say and how those sites and twitter run comments policy is not my issue.

My issue is that if we cannot be grown up and accept that different people have different views, we are not all the same.

I have posted this video clip before, but for those that have not seen it then please do watch.

Offense cannot be given only taken, if you are *offended* then it is your problem and your problem alone.

1 comment:

  1. Nice bit of common sense, but then there are probably only a few left in this country with it. If you are offended by someone speaking freely; tough shit! However, what is even worse is someone being offended on behalf of someone else, when the person who could have (have, not of) taken offense chooses to ignore what has been said.