Monday, July 14, 2014

UK: Leftist hate speech again: Socialist paper mocks death of Eton schoolboy in polar bear attack

A socialist newspaper has faced calls to apologise after it ran an article mocking the death of a 17-year-old public schoolboy killed during an Arctic expedition, saying it was “another reason to save the polar bears”.

Horatio Chapple, a pupil at Eton, was mauled to death by a polar bear in 2011 while on an adventure holiday. Two other pupils and two leaders on the trip were hurt before the bear was shot dead during the night-time attack. An inquest into his death opened on Monday.

The Socialist Worker carried a report in its latest edition under the headline: “Eton by bear? The inquest begins”.

The piece, in the newspaper’s “Troublemaker” diary column, concluded with the lines: “Troublemaker has long supported campaigning for the environment. Now we have another reason to save the polar bears”.

The article was described as “incredibly tasteless” after screenshots of it were published on Twitter. Many users called on the Socialist Worker, a free paper produced by the Socialist Workers Party, to apologise.

Ed Simpson said on Twitter: “Socialist Worker apparently delighted by the horrific death of a teenager because of the school he attends. Lovely.”



stinky said...

Individuals within the UK have gone to prison for as much. Now let's see if those same rules apply to Socialists.

(I personally think no one should go to prison for free speech, tasteless or otherwise, but AM interested in such an obvious test of whether the rules apply equally or not to the PC/Socialist crowd.)

stinky said...

Anon 8:53 makes more sense than our usual trolls!

Anonymous said...

The "Socialist Worker"? isn't that an oxymoron?

Anonymous said...

It's quite ironic that these socialists they "campaign for the environment", giving USSR socialist paradise's record on the environment.

Anonymous said...

Socialist Worker - more free toilet paper.

Bird of Paradise said...

More Birdcage linning for your parrot or canary wrap a fish in it or cram it down the chief editors throat along with a DVD of the crap movie A ARCTIC TALE

Go Away Bird said...

PETA must have something to do with this