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So far, 2022 is not a good year to be an entitled white man!

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GillT57 Sun 16-Jan-22 13:22:33

Johnson, Prince Andrew, Djokavic are all having a bad start to their year. Whatever our opinions of any of them, and I am sure we vary, they have all considered themselves to be unfettered by the standards of behaviour, acceptance of legislation that the majority of us adhere to.

Dinahmo Sun 16-Jan-22 13:36:13

You can add Prince Harry to your list. He wants the police to provide body guards for his/their next visit to the UK. Admittedly he said he will pay, but why not just hire a security firm rather than ask the police?

EllanVannin Sun 16-Jan-22 13:39:14

What a shame grin

Allsorts Mon 17-Jan-22 19:52:39

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GagaJo Mon 17-Jan-22 19:55:18

Given that posh, white men are right at the top of the social hierarchy and hold the most power and wealth, I the no it's time they were held to account.

GagaJo Mon 17-Jan-22 19:55:42

*it's time!

Doodledog Mon 17-Jan-22 19:59:28

Allsorts

What an unpleasant post, if someone had sAid black there would be uproar and racist.

Hardly! A stereotype of an entitled black man doesn't spring readily to mind, does it? 😀

I agree, GillT57. There seems to have been a rash of entitled pillocks getting their comeuppance lately, and it's no bad thing.

Whitewavemark2 Mon 17-Jan-22 20:03:05

Those are my sentiments exactly.

Anniebach Mon 17-Jan-22 20:03:42

Is Andy Murray an entitled white man ?

Doodledog Mon 17-Jan-22 20:06:18

Anniebach

Is Andy Murray an entitled white man ?

Judy Murray thinks he's entitled to his one museum😂

Doodledog Mon 17-Jan-22 20:06:29

own

Whitewavemark2 Mon 17-Jan-22 20:08:56

Anniebach

Is Andy Murray an entitled white man ?

I think you have missed the point😄😄

Anniebach Mon 17-Jan-22 20:14:28

No I haven’t missed the point

ayse Mon 17-Jan-22 20:14:57

GagaJo

Given that posh, white men are right at the top of the social hierarchy and hold the most power and wealth, I the no it's time they were held to account.

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Anniebach Mon 17-Jan-22 20:17:29

Is Djokovic ‘posh’ ? horrible word

Oasthouse Mon 17-Jan-22 20:22:08

what's unpleasant? it's just an honest reflection of what our world is at this present moment....

Anniebach Mon 17-Jan-22 20:25:20

I dislike the word posh

Pammie1 Mon 17-Jan-22 20:31:37

GagaJo

Given that posh, white men are right at the top of the social hierarchy and hold the most power and wealth, I the no it's time they were held to account.

I wouldn’t say Djokovic is particularly posh - OK he’s wealthy but I think the Australian authorities proved that he may be entitled, but he’s not particularly powerful - if he was he’d have got what he wanted.

Alegrias1 Mon 17-Jan-22 20:40:17

Anniebach

Is Andy Murray an entitled white man ?

No, he's not.

He's somebody who got where he is through hard work and probably remembers what it was like to hide under a desk in a Dunblane primary school.

He does, however, own a very posh hotel.

Anniebach Mon 17-Jan-22 20:42:24

You express sympathy for someone who has suffered a horrific
trauma, I am surprised

Alegrias1 Mon 17-Jan-22 20:46:15

Sympathy? I see no sympathy....

Admiration. That's what I'd call it.

Doodledog Mon 17-Jan-22 20:48:25

Wow! This thread has taken an unpleasant turn.

Grandmagrim Mon 17-Jan-22 20:51:38

Funny isn’t it, if a man is born into a poor family it’s not his fault if he is born to a well off family he is fair game. I’m not a fan of any of the named individuals but the circumstances of their birth were beyond their control.

Pammie1 Mon 17-Jan-22 20:52:01

Doodledog

Wow! This thread has taken an unpleasant turn.

Why does race have to be dragged into everything.

GillT57 Mon 17-Jan-22 21:28:28

Anniebach, as far as I am aware Andy Murray has had a good year so far, have you missed the point perhaps? The 3 examples I gave in the OP have found that not following the accepted rules and behaviour that society in general does has not worked out very well for them.