Terry Smith’s response shows that not all medium readers and writers are civilized people.
I wrote an article three weeks ago on medium about the state of the monarchy in the 21st century and I cited the reasons why it would cease to exist in the once Prince William bows out.
As expected, there were those who disagreed politely and those who saw things differently.
But what we never hope to see on this platform are messages like the sort above by a medium member called Terry Smith, which I will reproduce below:
Keep wanking, the throne and western civilization will roger on
For those who don’t understand, wanking means masturbating in colloquial British English and for good measure, sought to reference western civilization.
These comments are indubitably abusive and racist.
It’s strange that these folk are so ignorant of history, that for a period, Oliver Cromwell, after beheading Charles I, oversaw an English republic in the 17th century.
I have absolutely no problems with calling out bigots like Terry Smith on this platform and I hope that the powers that be, will take decisive action, on this.
To all readers, I hope that you will join me in doing the same in calling out the bigots, who comment on your articles or anyone else’s, for that matter.
This is profoundly unacceptable.
Thanks for reading.