Blithely intensifying pain of desperately bereaved people

BLAISE TAPP: Absolutely stunned by Manchester atrocity

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When three British gap year students were killed in a bus crash in Thailand, a woman called Kia Abdullah reacted with some amusement.

This occasional contributor to The Guardian posted on Twitter that she felt no sympathy because the young men were all middle-class. She even admitted to smiling because two of the victims had double-barrelled names.

When other Twitter users immediately deluged her page with complaints – variously describing her as ‘sick’ and ‘vile’ - she quickly posted a grovelling yet meaningless apology.

In the absence of adequate words to properly condemn someone who thinks nothing of blithely intensifying the pain of desperately bereaved people, I’ll have to settle for this. You silly cow.

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