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AIBU to find this quite horrifying?

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BasicallySFB Tue 02-Oct-12 17:55:09

Friend has posted on FB:

'Dear Jim
Can you fix it for me to go out with a girl from my class?
Love Jeremy Forrest, Aged 30'

Said friend is a police officer sad

I'm horrified. De-friended him.

Great that we still live in a society where jokes cn be made about rape and child abuse. Fucking awful.

BasicallySFB Tue 02-Oct-12 17:56:33

As bad - 5 people up to when I deleted him 'liked' it, and one said it was 'fucking hilarious mate! :-D'


RuleBritannia Tue 02-Oct-12 17:57:01

Bit public, isn't it?

I did this 100 years ago and it worked but it was word of mouth and nothing else. The Chinese whispers worked that time.

Lottapianos Tue 02-Oct-12 17:57:59

Would have Defriended him too. do people think they are being clever or something by posting stuff like this?

halloweeneyqueeney Tue 02-Oct-12 17:58:53

that's not quite what it's about RuleBritannia!

definitely a de-friending offense OP!

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Tue 02-Oct-12 17:59:09

People always make jokes about horrific things, it is a way of minimising it.

monkeysbignuts Tue 02-Oct-12 17:59:20

ffs why do people think its funny to make a joke out of pedophiles??
I would have deleted too its so in bad taste

londonone Tue 02-Oct-12 17:59:52

Personally I think its funny, but wouldn't put it on my Facebook.

BasicallySFB Tue 02-Oct-12 17:59:59

I've no idea - so depressing. Not what I expected from this person at all, especially in their position. Wow.

Suspect if I'd have commented I've have got a ton of comments about being uptight or not able to take a joke. sad

SlipperyNipple Tue 02-Oct-12 18:00:53

I think that is very unprofessional...if his superiors find out I doubt they would find it funny.

monkeysbignuts Tue 02-Oct-12 18:01:40

Its not funny and I don't understand how people would find it remotely funny either. Children were rapped and abused its not funny

Bunbaker Tue 02-Oct-12 18:01:57

"Personally I think its funny,"

I must have had a sense of humour bypass then. I don't find "jokes" in such bad taste the least bit amusing.

OldGreyWiffleTest Tue 02-Oct-12 18:02:28

I'd report him.

halloweeneyqueeney Tue 02-Oct-12 18:03:01

I'ld possibly do a screen shot and sent it to his work too!

crackcrackcrak Tue 02-Oct-12 18:03:08

I'm not saying its remotely ok but it's a common reaction - especially with blokes. Just had a text from v close male friend asking if its too soon to make jokes about the 5 year old missing in Wales? Obviously my reply was 'ffs!!!!!!'

My ex army exp will
Argue until he's blue in the face that humour is the way men deal with things. I certainly don't agree it's acceptable bit it is common sad

bigkidsdidit Tue 02-Oct-12 18:04:34

If he is a policeman I'd report him too. Joking about abuse of children, how hilarious

Smeghead Tue 02-Oct-12 18:07:53

I'd report him.

Errr....who to? Do you mean to his employers?! OK so it is bad taste, but reporting him is a bit OTT.

whois Tue 02-Oct-12 18:07:57

I think it's quite funny

londonone Tue 02-Oct-12 18:09:15

Oh yes someone has a different sense of humour to you, best report them to their employers.

bigkidsdidit Tue 02-Oct-12 18:09:26

Smeg police are meant (quite rightly) to be very careful what they put on FB etc

What if this officer were assigned to the Megan Stammers case?

SoupDragon Tue 02-Oct-12 18:09:58

Report him? Send the screenshot to his superiors?
Really. Talk about a vindictive over reaction. Sheesh.

londonone Tue 02-Oct-12 18:11:11

FFS no one will work in public services if they can't use black humour occasionally without fear of being reported by some sanctimonious 'friend'

AViewfromtheFridge Tue 02-Oct-12 18:11:13

I don't think you can call this case "child abuse". Yes, he abused his position. Yes, it was wrong, but she was 15, not 5.

I also think it's quite funny - it's highlighting how pathetic it is that a 30 year old man wanted a relationship with a 15 year old. The joke's on him, not her.

Wouldn't post it on fb though!

weeonion Tue 02-Oct-12 18:11:36

I dont think it is funny at all - teh defense of "humour" is a great silencer. I would report him to his superiors - not acceptable for a person with his position and power to make light of what is still ongoing investigations. he sounds a bit of a muppet tbh if he hasnt considered all that before posting it.

OutragedAtThePriceOfFreddos Tue 02-Oct-12 18:11:36

I have a few friends who are police officers. They do tend to have a fairly sick sense of humour. But then they have to cope with the threat of being shot at, and a million other horrific things that most people couldn't cope with. I don't think it's fair to expect police to deal with everything that they have to deal with on a normal day at work and then to expect them to not have a few odd coping strategies.


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