In an interview with Dave Rubin, comedian/actor Stephen Fry sparked an outrage online after sharing his thoughts about sexual assault victims. He has since deleted his Twitter (which had over 12 million followers) because he complains he’s unable to speak freely.
Stephen Fry: “They’re terrible things and they have to be thought about, clearly, but if you say you can’t watch this play, you can’t watch Titus Andronicus, or you can’t read it in an English class, or you can’t watch Macbeth because it’s got children being killed in it, it might trigger something when you were young that upset you once, because uncle touched you in a nasty place, well I’m sorry. It’s a great shame and we’re all very sorry that your uncle touched you in that nasty place – you get some of my sympathy – but your self pity gets none of my sympathy,” he continued. “Self pity is the ugliest emotion in humanity. Get rid of it, because no one’s going to like you if you feel sorry for yourself. The irony is we’ll feel sorry for you, if you stop feeling sorry for yourself. Just grow up.”
Is this man a jaw-dropping dinosaur of ignorance or does he have a point?
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