This week saw the start of a new 10 week run of Richard Osman’s House of Games with a Champion’s week. Previous show winners Angela Barnes, Kemah Bob, Ade Edmonson and Beattie Edmonson took part. Following episode one, trolls lit up social media with abusive posts some lambasting, 5 times winner, Angela Barnes for having the audacity to be intelligent and answering questions but mainly the posts and tweets were insulting and abusing Kemah Bob. On the surface, It would seem to be for no other reason than they find her voice irrittating.
Causing Angela Barnes to tweet “We had so much fun filming this show, it’s so upsetting to see people being so cruel when something was so joyful. You (Kemah) rock, and we had such a laugh. The abuse is inexcusable. People should be ashamed of themselves”.
And it’s not the first time she has received similar abuse.
The problem is these sad trolls are not ashamed of themselves and recently we see more and more of such disgusting behaviour. Unfortunately these pathetic individuals find encouragement in the conduct of the Prime Troll and nasty members of the Troll Council.
We can’t all like everything on TV, every comedian or actor. We can all have opinions, criticisms of shows and performances but personal abuse, frequently racially or homophobically motivated is not acceptable. Never has been, never will be.
Decent people will always win and rise above the swamps in which these creatures exist.
Kemah tweeted, “It is really unfortunate to receive abuse when I should be celebrating what a wonderful time I had with Richard, Angela, Ade and Beattie.” It’s not just unfortunate it’s downright despicable and needs to be addressed by the legislators.
Richard Osman himself tweeted, ”Urghh, sorry Kemah. If it’s any consolation the ratings were through the roof last night, so Britain loves you.”
Yes it does.