This is a phenomenal op-ed in the Telegraph by London Mayor Boris Johnson on Dr. Matt Taylor and the #ShirtStorm controversy we’ve been reporting on where Johnson smacks around the social justice warriors who have decided that Dr. Matt Taylor’s shirt is a sexist affront to women everywhere. An excerpt:
I watched that clip of Dr Taylor’s apology – at the moment of his supreme professional triumph – and I felt the red mist come down. It was like something from the show trials of Stalin, or from the sobbing testimony of the enemies of Kim Il-sung, before they were taken away and shot. It was like a scene from Mao’s cultural revolution when weeping intellectuals were forced to confess their crimes against the people.
Why was he forced into this humiliation? Because he was subjected to an unrelenting tweetstorm of abuse. He was bombarded across the internet with a hurtling dustcloud of hate, orchestrated by lobby groups and politically correct media organisations.
And so I want, naturally, to defend this blameless man. And as for all those who have monstered him and convicted him in the kangaroo court of the web – they should all be ashamed of themselves.
Ka-boom! And Johnson’s op-ed is finding lots of support on Twitter, even from those who don’t agree with Johnson on other issues.
Yes, feminists. It is time to reevaluate your positions.
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