4 thoughts on “David Baddiel: Social Media, Anger and Us – BBC 2

  1. Val Yates

    I agree with everything you have said. I am in many of the same FB groups as you – a lot of strong characters in there all singing from the same song sheet. For the most part I agree with them but I avoid any controversial comments as otherwise it quickly becomes vitriolic.

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    • Yes, and they have to turn absolutely everything into some sort of class war or political war. I still don’t know how my little joke about how I could imagine Jem Russell doing public information health broadcasts like Professsor Chris Whitty attracted a political rant!

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  2. Carla Kerr

    When somebody says “we can’t say anything any more”, I can’t help wondering what exactly it is that they want to say (and of course they CAN say whatever it is, just not without any consequences!) But yes, people have to be allowed to learn from 20-year-old mistakes and to develop into better people in that time. When you know better, you do better. If they know better, they shouldn’t be cancelled.

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    • The comment was in relation to the comedian Phil Wang, who made a topical joke about a public figure and then received threats from supporters of the said public figure. It was on Have I Got News For You, which is supposed to be a satirical programme anyway.

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