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philkim Wed 15-Jul-09 18:48:53

Am a long term lurker but feel very angry about this and can't think of what to do about it. India Knight today twittered:
"Also, imagine getting so cross about *a social networking site*. Like it, don't like it, whatevs. No need to have an epi."

My son has epilepsy and I find this offensive. Anything I can do about it?

Nancy66 Wed 15-Jul-09 18:51:28

Yes, stop following her on Twitter.

squeaver Wed 15-Jul-09 18:51:41

Why don't you tell her yourself if you're following her on Twitter?

mumindisguise Wed 15-Jul-09 18:51:46

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mumblechum Wed 15-Jul-09 18:52:02

Just ignore it. IK has a disabled child herself so I'd expect her to be a bit more sensitive.

Tidey Wed 15-Jul-09 18:52:02

It really isn't a very nice thing to say, I agree, but surely the point of Twitter is for people put down whatever they're thinking or doing without it being subject to censorship. You could trying sending her one of those '@' replies and state that you didn't appreciate it...

ihavenosecrets Wed 15-Jul-09 18:52:53

I would have credited her with more sense than that. hmm Very bad form. I thought that she had a child with special needs, if that is the case you would expect her to display more sensitivity.

poppy34 Wed 15-Jul-09 18:53:41

Reply back saying what you have here

FioFio Wed 15-Jul-09 18:53:56

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Nancy66 Wed 15-Jul-09 18:55:15

do people also object when someone says: 'I nearly had a fit when I heard...?'

Just wondered.

TAFKAtheUrbanDryad Wed 15-Jul-09 18:55:21


India Knight, for example, is a twat.

HOWEVER, it's not like she wrote it in the Times, unless she's using Twitter like an on the go blog under the banner of the Times. If it's her personal opinion on her personal site then there's not much you can do about it, other than, as Nancy suggested, stop following her on Twitter (why would you anyway?) or replying to her and saying it wasn't very nice.

wolfnipplechips Wed 15-Jul-09 18:55:40

Just send her a PM i'm sure we've all said things we regret.

FioFio Wed 15-Jul-09 18:56:43

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Nancy66 Wed 15-Jul-09 19:00:45

Thanks FioFio - thought just occurred to me as you don't hear many people (over 10) talk about 'epis' but loads of people talk about fits.

Mamazon Wed 15-Jul-09 19:04:34

can't belive people are saying it should be ignored simply because she also has a disabled child!

is this not the same as "i cant be racist because my best friend is black"

the term is offensive, whether she realised it or not and it should be bought to her attention.

2shoes Wed 15-Jul-09 19:06:25

i would find it offensive and would post so on twitter telling her(if I had it)
I don't worry about "fit" though

Nancy66 Wed 15-Jul-09 19:08:30

Is she still claiming to be a size 10?

wolfnipplechips Wed 15-Jul-09 19:10:06

Nancy i was just wondering about that as tbh i didn't really know who she was until i read she was some diet guru, having just seen her pic i'm a bit hmm

Nancy66 Wed 15-Jul-09 19:15:25

she was always a big ole bird - then her and the other one came up with this diet. it's basically The Atkins with a few added grapes and India claimed she'd followed it and dropped from a size 18 to a size 10....american size 10 maybe.

CoteDAzur Wed 15-Jul-09 19:21:26


"No need to step in front of a bus" can't be offensive to those who have a relative who has died in bus accidents.

"No need to jump off a cliff" can't be offensive to those who have a relative who have committed suicide by jumping off cliffs.

Similarly, "No need to have epilepsy" can't be offensive to those who have a relative with epilepsy. Although it is a very stupid thing to say.

Having said that, I read that 'epi' as episiotomy. As someone who has had a horrible time with an episiotomy, should I be offended? Probably not.

SerendipitousHarlot Wed 15-Jul-09 19:22:33

LOL @ the bitchy weight comments grin

RumourOfAHurricane Wed 15-Jul-09 19:28:42

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wolfnipplechips Wed 15-Jul-09 20:24:54

serendipitous i fear one opens oneself up to the bitchy weight comments when you become a self styled diet guru. can you imagine if that Gillian mcKeith rat got fat. It would be a field day.

Sorry for the hijack.

MammyT Wed 15-Jul-09 20:33:01

I don't do Twitter but when I read your post, I presumed she was talking about the epidural debate that is raging on all the radio stations this week.

Are you sure she was talking about epilepsy?

If she was, then YANBU.

GrimmaTheNome Wed 15-Jul-09 20:35:23

so it might have meant, 'don't split your fanjo?' Well FGS why didn't she just say so?

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