As my old mother would say …

I am an old person now, I will not try to deny it. But have you ever looked at something and thought “What is that?” Katie Hopkins’ Tweet about the young men who lost their lives on Camber Sands has probably had too much publicity already but I just can’t make it compute in my head. What was it meant to achieve? Clicks? Notoriety? There are five families and many more friends grieving for sons who won’t come home after a day trip to the beach. This is a real thing – not an Internet thing, not an opinion piece. I assume Katie Price loves her children. I would have thought she would have some empathy for these people. What on earth is behind it? Then I thought about it and a phrase my often bewildered Aged Parent uses “What is it all coming to? It’s wicked isn’t it?” Wicked – “evil or morally bad in principle or practice”. It’s not a word I use very often, but here it seems to fit well. “Wicked” – wicked to poke fun at the grieving and wicked to use their sorrow to advance your own faintly dubious career. It’s a strong word but it fits I think.



  1. August 27, 2016 / 1:37 pm

    Sadly the word wicked is apparently often used to mean 'great!'.
    My Grandpa said the same..'.what is the world coming to?'

    • August 27, 2016 / 4:22 pm

      Another word my mother would use is "shocking" I wonder if we are harder to shock

  2. August 27, 2016 / 3:30 pm

    I really cannot understand this woman. She is either unbelievably stupid, incredibly cruel or just a shameless self publicist. SSP I think

    • August 27, 2016 / 4:23 pm

      I'm sure you are right. It's no way to earn a living is it?

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