CHINESE BABY TWEET BY LORD SUGAR LANDS HIM IN RACIST ROW – Lord Sugar is facing a police probe over a joke he posted on his Twitter account that refers to a Chinese baby boy crying because he was told off for leaving the production line of the iPhone 5.
According to Nichola Szeto, who reported the tweet to police, the comment by Lord Sugar, was highly offensive and racist towards Chinese people.
Now Lord Sugar is being investigated over the racist tweet which reached over 3 million of his twitter followers.
The tweet only raised one, yes just one, complaint from Nichola Szeto who called Lord Sugar a racist saying that she found the tweet highly offensive as her family are of Chinese decent.
The Metropolitan police urged Ms. Szeto to make a formal complaint at her local police station which she did resulting in a formal inquiry having to take place by Merseyside’s Hate Crime Investigation Unit.
You might be astonished, or not, to learn that the Merseyside police have officially classed the tweet as a ‘hate incident’ although no further action is planned other than keeping the details of the tweet on record.
The TaxPayers’ Alliance have condemned the move by police as a complete and utter waste of police time and money and that such incidences really shouldn’t have to be investigated.
Was this a racist tweet? Well to be honest you can label anything racist these days if you find it remotely offensive. It appears to me that we have lost our sense of humour and yes I had a chuckle over the tweet for it was cute and it is a fact that China runs a number of sweat shops in order to produce goods cheaply enough for British consumers.
Yes we all get outraged over China’s continuous abuse of human rights but at least they are not sanctimonious or hypocritical. Yes the British and other western nations are both sanctimonious and hypocritical for they vilify China on the issues of sweat shops and then go right out and buy all those lovely cheap products that they covert so much.
People please… get a life. You cannot take the moral high-ground over China’s production practices and then go merrily out and buy at a price you find acceptable to pay – you’re being hypocritical.
As for the racist connotation – if you honestly think this tweet is racist then you’re unfortunately one of the millions of people who have been successfully indoctrinated into the political correctness madness.
Shocked? Well yes you won’t get that view from many news sites or papers but that’s because they fear reprisals from those who have really lost all sense of reality. Meebal.com however maintains the position that racism, along with bigotry, is mostly made up in order to keep you quiet and not openly voice your opinions.
Lord Sugar, whilst I’m not a fan, simply tweeted something that touched on the reality of sweat shop production in China – well maybe not using children this young – but it certainly highlights the issue.
Go on put aside any thoughts of this being racist for it is not, and understand the real issue here of people working long hours for almost nothing – you might also want to consider that if you buy products from China you are directly responsible for the existence of these sweat shops.
I wonder if the British public could be more blind and deluded enough to consider the tweet racists whilst conveniently traversing the real issue.