Warning: this article contains cringeworthy tweets from Rupert Murdoch
Within 10 days of 2015, Rupert Murdoch has managed to anger swathes of people through his response to the Charlie Hebdo attacks.
On Saturday, the media baron tweeted that “most moslems” should be held responsible for the religion’s “growing jihadist cancer”.
Maybe most Moslems peaceful, but until they recognize and destroy their growing jihadist cancer they must be held responsible.
— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) January 10, 2015
Harry Potter author JK Rowling successfully put Murdoch in his place with a tweet that has been retweeted over 20,000 times.
I was born Christian. If that makes Rupert Murdoch my responsibility, I’ll auto-excommunicate. http://t.co/Atw1wNk8UX
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 11, 2015
Murdoch’s crass tweet also resulted in white and/or Australian men apologising for Murdoch, take a look at the tweets:
Maybe most Australians not Rupert Murdoch, but until they recognize and destroy their Rupert Murdoch cancer they must be held responsible.
— Pete Brown (@PeteBrownBeer) January 10, 2015
As a conservative white Australian, I sincerely apologise for Rupert Murdoch. #JeSuisEverybodyNewsCorpAttacks
— Mark Fletcher (@clothedvillainy) January 11, 2015
I think all of Australia should be held responsible for Rupert Murdoch.
— Adil Ray (@adilray) January 10, 2015
— hrtbps (@hrtbps) January 10, 2015
As a fellow white man, I would like to apologise on behalf of Rupert Murdoch. He’s just old and clearly losing his mind. It’s what happens.
— Marcus (@MarcusGunn4) January 10, 2015