Hehehehe, thank you Kieran McAnulty and Rino Tirikatene,
Taking ‘Twitter Offence’ is where someone takes a ridiculous level of offence for some perceived identity politics micro aggression well above that of the person who has been offended. It’s tedious and intellectually cringe worthy and about as woke as someone who is tweeking after a 3 day meth binge.
Sure, by all medical reckoning the person is ‘woke’ after 3 days of smoking P, but their level of ‘comprehension’ becomes highly subjective.
So two Labour Party MPs, Kieran McAnulty and Rino Tirikatene, decided to take Twitter Offence at an Iranian delegation who wouldn’t shake hands with Labour MP Jo Luxton because in Iran, the meeting of a woman and a man is done by the man placing his hand over his heart and making a slight bow.
Kieran McAnulty and Rino Tirikatene however decided that the Iranian position was some sort of sexist attack on the rights of women and while Luxton was happy enough to greet the delegates in the manner they requested, McAnulty and Tirikatene took Twitter offence and allowed Judith Collins to rear her ugly heart to siphon up any of the anti-Muslim sentiment this childish and stupid stunt managed to create.
I get that McAnulty and Tirikatene were trying to be sensitive to Luxton’s perceived embarrassment but being Twitter Offended is best left for the Wellington Twitteratti, not actual Members of Parliament.
When Heather du Pleases Allan is congratulating you, you know you are on the wrong side of history.
Would we be having this debate if it was a delegation of Orthodox Jews who had visited and refused to shake hands? I honestly don’t believe we would, the anti-Muslim sentiment in all of this would be ugly enough, but dressing it up as feminism seems uglier.
You are members of the Labour Party, not fucking Giovanni Tiso!