30 July 2013 - 9:38am | posted by | 3 comments

Twitter troll Oliver Eric Rawlings apologises to Mary Beard after user threatens to tell his mum

Twitter troll Oliver Eric Rawlings has apologised and appears to have deleted his account after he tweeted Mary Beard calling her a ‘filthy old slut’.

Rawlings then tweeted Jeremy Vine, who called him a troll for his comments about Beard.

This then led to other members of Twitter attacking Rawlings for his comments; which came shortly after Twitter has said it will make reporting abuse easier after campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez received tweets that threatened murder and rape.

One of these tweets from angry members of the public seemed to strike a nerve, suggesting that Beard contact Rawling’s mother.

It was shortly after this that Rawlings apologised, saying ‘I sincerely apologise for my trolling. I was wrong and very rude. Hope this can be forgotten and forgiven xxx’ and ‘I feel this had been a good lesson for me. Thanks 4 showing me the error of my ways. I wish you both all the best’.

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He then left a message on Facebook apologising.


30 Jul 2013 - 12:24
paul13walnut5's picture

'The trouble with 140 characters...'

Not much of a way to begin an apology. Of course, silly us, it's all twitters fault for having a character cap. Perhaps he misheard the Polonious quote as 'brevity is the soul of twit'

30 Jul 2013 - 15:45
doc7220434's picture

140 characters or 1400 characters you are still an idiot, perhaps the best thing is for you to keep your opinions to yourself as free speach should only be entrusted to people who can handle the reposability. hope your mum is proud of you.

30 Jul 2013 - 15:49
lance21297's picture

I often have the same problem. I want to talk about free speech but out of context I talk about disgusting vaginas. It's easy to see how the confusion occurred


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