To think that Kirstie Allsopp is completely out of touch? RE Twitter

(93 Posts)
Nokidsnoproblem Tue 09-Apr-13 14:28:47

I just saw this:

M&S worker
"You are completely wrong on this one, Frankie is a great stand up, you're coming across as a stuck up bitch."

Kirsty
"The next person that wants to call me vile, offensive & women bashing names better remove their employer from their profile, I fight mean!!"

M&S worker
"I'm sorry for what I said. I have no problem apologising. Just overreacted"

https://twitter.com/KirstieMAllsopp

This is in regards to Frankee Boyle and Thatcher.

Is it just me or is Allsopp being ridiculous?

Nokidsnoproblem Tue 09-Apr-13 16:38:19

'getting upset over it will only make the misogynists win'. Wow. Really?

Surely that is what this type of misogynist wants? He/she insulted her, I'm assuming with the intent to upset her. Most people who throw insults around just want the insulted party to get upset and react. Why else would they do it?

SatsukiKusukabe Tue 09-Apr-13 16:40:13

nokids, everyone knows what a cunt is. That is precisely why misogynists use it. you can try and intellectualise things and maybe you would have kept the moral high ground. But the truth is what she said did the man a lesson. He will perhaps think twice before opening his mouth

TarkaTheOtter Tue 09-Apr-13 16:42:30

I'm not a fan of KA but I can't see what she did wrong here. Maybe it's a twitter thing as I don't use it, but if someone in the street called me a cunt in an m&s uniform I would consider "complaining" to them. It's not a great advertisement is it.

She is right. Don't see why she would be wrong.

Twentytotwo Tue 09-Apr-13 16:49:31

'From my personal experience misogynists are normally people who need love and education'

Well you go for it. Explain away. Those of us who think that they're arrogant, unpleasant people who act like that because they think they will get away with it are free to think she did exactly the right thing.

IncrediblePhatTheInnkeepersCat Tue 09-Apr-13 17:02:04

I think KA was quite right to reply how she did and I'm glad that he apologised.

OP, imagine you had a DD who was publically called a cunt, or a stuck up bitch, how would you want her to respond? KA took the power back, extracted an apology and maybe made others think twice.

BegoniaBampot Tue 09-Apr-13 17:08:24

sounds like she got him to retract and apologise, sounds like she handled it fine and won. Think he/she will learn from that more than if she ignored it.

Nokidsnoproblem Tue 09-Apr-13 17:09:07

Personally a forced apology would mean nothing to me. I would prefer to educate the person and actually teach them something. What use is a forced apology to anyone? It dosen't help you or them.

Nokidsnoproblem Tue 09-Apr-13 17:13:00

OP, imagine you had a DD who was publically called a cunt, or a stuck up bitch, how would you want her to respond? KA took the power back, extracted an apology and maybe made others think twice.

I would like to hope that I would teach my daughter that names can only hurt you if you let them. I would also hope that my daughter would be able to spot an attention-seeker and respond maturely.

WilsonFrickett Tue 09-Apr-13 17:15:58

I just saw you aren't even on Twitter. So you've picked up part of a Twitter conversation from somewhere, quoted it wrongly, and came on here to tell us we should love and educate people who think it's fine to call women cunts.

::bows out::

Twentytotwo Tue 09-Apr-13 17:16:43

Look at it this way. KA was educating that person (and anyone else who was paying attention to that discussion) on The Realities of Social Media and Employment in the Twenty-First Century.

WilsonFrickett Tue 09-Apr-13 17:16:54

AND you have a thread title claiming someone is out of touch with a communication method you don't even use hmm

::definitely bows out this time::

Nokidsnoproblem Tue 09-Apr-13 17:17:14

I am from the UK, but I don't live there at the minute. Maybe I am just out of touch, I apologise if I have offended anyone. That was certainly not my intention.

I am spending my twenties travelling the world, working as a teacher as I do so. Everywhere I go people treat me differently. At first I would get offended by certain things, but now I am so used to it that nothing really offends me any more.

BreasticlesNTesticles Tue 09-Apr-13 17:23:00

Agree with Tarka If someone came up to me in an M&S uniform with a name badge on and called me a cunt and a stuck up bitch I would feel perfectly justified in going to M&S and telling them what happened.

As to you commenting on Twitter when you don't even use it shock? Where have you got the quote from?

Twentytotwo Tue 09-Apr-13 17:29:18

As you're travelling I suggest you pay close attention to What you can and can't say online. In Turkey mentioning 'Armenian' and 'genocide' in the same sentence will get you into legal trouble. In Thailand they're rather overprotective of the King.

Booyhoo Tue 09-Apr-13 17:44:47

OP i wonder if you would be supporting this person's right to call someone a racist term on twitter?

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

DeskPlanner Tue 09-Apr-13 18:09:35

I agree with her.

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