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originally posted by: Soylent Green Is People
You would think that by the time a person gets into university, they would understand the concept of "context".
Instead of University College London apologizing, they should have used the opportunity to teach a lesson in contextual language for their students who seem to be lacking in that department. As an institution of higher learning, I think they owe their students at least that much.
originally posted by: Hazardous1408
I think the fact that the University apologised due to a “Hitler” tweet that was quite clearly a joke...
They’re not really in a position to lecture anyone about understanding “context”.
originally posted by: fiverx313
you know, i followed up on this and looked at the twitter thread in question. as a whole it only got 86 total replies. hardly an internet outrage storm.
most damning of all? OP's source appears to have made up some of the quoted tweets, which i could not find. i only found this one, which honestly appears to be a joke. most of the replies in the thread did not seem to have any serious note of offense to them, just jokes.
but please enjoy your outrage about some fake outrage... it's par for the course in these matters. if anything, the university jumped the gun by apologizing but that's erring on the side of caution. after all, they probably have international students to whom the reference to 'white christmas' was not as clear.
originally posted by: WeRpeons
a reply to: trollz
People make mistakes when writing statements not realizing how their words can be misconstrued to mean something totally different. Any official sending out company information should always have others read their statements before posting them. The writer usually doesn't have an unbiased outside perspective when evaluating their own message.
We see it happen in advertising when an ad takes on a whole new negative meaning with the public. What's bad about that, advertising executives should know better.
originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: PublicOpinion
Well, it's quite obvious one the seven dwarves replied. "Stupid" is one of them, right??