Gay Activist Stephen Fry Is Sick Of Twitter’s Outrage Culture

Gay Activist Stephen Fry Is Sick Of Twitter’s Outrage Culture

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“Let us grieve at what twitter has become. A stalking ground for the sanctimoniously self-righteous who love to second-guess, to leap to conclusions and be offended – worse, to be offended on behalf of others they do not even know. It’s as nasty and unwholesome a characteristic as can be imagined. It doesn’t matter whether they think they’re defending women, men, transgender people, Muslims, humanists … the ghastliness is absolutely the same. It makes sensible people want to take an absolutely opposite point of view.”

Gay writer and activist Stephen Fry discussing his recent decision to deactivate his Twitter account after being called misogynist for saying that Jenny Beavan (a personal friend of his and the costume designer for Mad Max: Fury Road) looked like a “bag lady” while accepting an award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). Fry, who had over 12 million Twitter followers, said that he may later return to the microblogging platform, but laments the current social media outrage culture.

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