A man who usually moans that ‘you can’t joke about anything these days’ is begging you to stop making a joke he personally doesn’t like.
Derek Williams, 59, typically comments on misogynistic, racist and/or homophobic social media posts to tell anyone who doesn’t like it to “shut up, snowflake. Get a sense of humour.”
However, the tables have seemingly turned after Williams logged into NewsThump and saw a satirical piece themed around – but in no way mocking- Prince Philip’s recent passing.
“It’s DISCUSTING!” confirmed Williams, speaking as he would type.
“The man JUST DIED. Show some respect, even if you didn’t respect him, or particularly like him, which you SHOULD. Everybody should respect and like the same people as me.
“You should take this down. I don’t like this joke, so you should take it down. That’s how the world should work.
“What? No, I’m not a snowflake, how dare you.
“I’m complaining against something IMPORTANT, not stupid things that have no societal impact like jokes about gays or ethnic minorities. THOSE things are funny. They’re fine, because they’re not important to me.
“But Prince Philip IS important to me, so you need to stop.
“Once again, definitely not a snowflake. But please stop.”