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Gyles Brandreth On Twitter

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NauticalDisaster Wed 08-Apr-20 13:24:26

I saw Gyles Brandreth the other day on Twitter and thought it was good that he was doing a poem a day in silly sweaters. I didn’t know who he was but it seemed an entertaining thing to do.

Today’s poems seem tone deaf, the poems he chose are joking about killing your wife. I don’t think I’m being overly sensitive considering the amount of women killed each year by their partner or husband and that lockdown is exacerbating DV.

Here’s the link to his offerings today:

Is it just me? All comments on Twitter so far are complimentary to him.

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Melroses Wed 08-Apr-20 14:23:37

Do you think he sanitises his twitter thread confused

It would be very tempting to put the newspaper reports of the wives killed so far in lockdown on it.

Maybe it is mostly like-minded twats who follow him?

koshkatt Wed 08-Apr-20 14:37:24

Good lord. What the fuck is he thinking? And why are people lapping this shit up?

ThinEndoftheWedge Wed 08-Apr-20 14:57:00

Melrose - yes good idea and how about a bit of Jane Fae - cracked skulls is domestic violence ‘gone wrong’

The boxer got panned / suspended (not sure) for being a dick and making light of this too - why not cuddly jumper man?

ChickenNuggetsChipsAndBeans Wed 08-Apr-20 16:07:39

It's OK when a posh bloke says it in a silly jumper.

I think this crisis has made me realise how irritating and useless most celebs are.

The only exceptions are Joe Wicks and David Walliams. We really so live in strange times.

Datun Wed 08-Apr-20 16:30:43

Oh dear. I do think that's rather tone deaf, given how domestic violence is quite prominent in the news during the lockdown.

He thinks it's all whimsical and charming.

It's not.

koshkatt Thu 09-Apr-20 10:38:47

Joe Wicks is bloody brilliant. Walliams - just no.

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