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Chris Whitty mocked in the street

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GagaJo Wed 03-Feb-21 11:30:42

Some ignorant thug has videoed himself mocking Chris Whitty in the street and posted it online. Let's hope the police go after him.

www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/feb/02/chris-whitty-video-appears-show-verbally-abused-street

Shandy57 Wed 03-Feb-21 11:32:30

Just saw it, lockdown has highlighted the dregs of society.

GagaJo Wed 03-Feb-21 11:33:43

Whitty just ignores him. That bloke deserves a medal for all he does and that lowlife has the nerve...

lovebeigecardigans1955 Wed 03-Feb-21 11:35:36

The behaviour of some low lifes never ceases to amaze me, if that's the right word.

TwiceAsNice Wed 03-Feb-21 11:35:58

You can’t educate Pork! Nobody deserves to be mocked the man is doing his best in a terrible situation

jaylucy Wed 03-Feb-21 11:37:23

There seems to be a culture of certain idiots doing things like this be it to celebrities or over race or culture.
I really don't get what they gain from it beyond a few seconds of "fame"
Sadly, when and if the police catch up with him, he will probably only get a slap on the wrist - community service seems to have been mothballed

Mapleleaf Wed 03-Feb-21 11:39:18

The best thing we can do is ignore the idiot doing the mocking. He really doesn't understand. I think Prof Whitty did the dignified thing by ignoring him, and so should we.

PamelaJ1 Wed 03-Feb-21 12:08:13

Not much to say really. Just sad.

Janiepops Wed 03-Feb-21 12:19:37

My blood was boiling when I watched that,and watched it, in fury, many times.. It becomes obvious,that it’s a mock up. Whitty,is stopped by a stall holder with a question,and if you look carefully,he is talking back to that person.
The pond life that ‘mashed’ it together,isn’t there, but put himself in later.
That Chris Whitty,probably the most powerful man in Britain currently, stopped,put a mask on, and interacted with an everyday guy,is testament to his modesty and genuine passion for his work! All hail Whitty!!🤪🥰

EllanVannin Wed 03-Feb-21 12:24:52

I know what I'd do with these low-lifes !! Not printable.

Vickysponge Wed 03-Feb-21 12:31:16

GagaJo

Whitty just ignores him. That bloke deserves a medal for all he does and that lowlife has the nerve...

Completely agree. Low life too good a word. Scum is the word I’d use.

Blinko Wed 03-Feb-21 12:36:37

The ignorant twerp should be permanently compelled to do community service, litter picking from now to eternity.

Whitty deserves some kind of accolade for his sterling work throughout this awful pandemic.

Redhead56 Wed 03-Feb-21 12:39:47

Dickhead is was comes to my mind

muse Wed 03-Feb-21 13:20:41

I couldn't watch it. I did read the whole article and gathered enough to be angered and upset.

What also angered me also was this is in the article Healthcare and police chiefs warned last month that lives were being put at risk and the care of patients disrupted by a spate of hospital incursions from Covid deniers whose online activity is channelling hatred against NHS staff. I was so sorry for the staff at Derby Royal Infirmary on the news a few days ago. They were so upset at having to walk past this mocking every day as they entered the hospital.

SueDonim Wed 03-Feb-21 13:40:36

shock What a disgrace! Kudos to Prof Whitty for keeping his cool (and eating takeaways!) and let’s hope that waste of oxygen who abused the prof gets his collar felt by the police sooner rather than later. angry

PamelaJ1 Wed 03-Feb-21 14:25:17

Janie I didn’t think of that. I’ll watch it again.

JaneJudge Wed 03-Feb-21 14:33:17

it does look fake and put together, I thought the same

Gwyneth Wed 03-Feb-21 14:39:02

Attention seeking behaviour by a low life. Chris Whitty is a man I really admire and respect. Also it upsets me when inexcusable human behaviour is compared to animal behaviour. Animals do not behave in this way only certain humans do.

Parsley3 Wed 03-Feb-21 14:42:28

I have just watched it. It looks to me like the idiot has recorded a voice over and is not actually there.

Mollygo Wed 03-Feb-21 15:17:05

I do hope that the media won’t make it worse by reporting or reposting it everywhere. I would hate to see it in the news today. It gives the thug the fame he seeks.

Callistemon Wed 03-Feb-21 15:19:19

Blinko

The ignorant twerp should be permanently compelled to do community service, litter picking from now to eternity.

Whitty deserves some kind of accolade for his sterling work throughout this awful pandemic.

Hear hear Blinko
Or made to scrub a Covid ward day after day.

Mapleleaf Wed 03-Feb-21 15:27:06

Actually, when I’ve looked at the video (I didn’t realise that was the one at the top of the article, but rather one of Prof Whittey speaking to the public at a briefing), I don’t think that individual was actually there speaking to the Professor but as some posters say, I think he did a voice over. Listening to him, I doubt he would have been brave enough to actually confront the Professor face to face. What an obnoxious individual.

annodomini Wed 03-Feb-21 16:24:29

That moron should be injected with a big dose of the virus.

Blinko Wed 03-Feb-21 16:29:38

Even better!

Blinko Wed 03-Feb-21 16:30:21

My last remark was attached to Callistemon's. Or so I thought...