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Jon Snow refuses to wear a poppy on TV

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PrinceAlbert

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#2
I couldn't care less if they wear a poppy or a matching set of pink panties/bra.
 
#6
It was never a case of him not wanting to wear one full stop. He just chooses to wear one on Rememberance Sunday only and not the days leading up to it.

Don't see what all the song and ******* dance is about frankly.
 
#7
Political correctness gone mad.... they criticise him for not wearing a poppy but allow their presenters like russell brand etc to push the limits of decency beyond all boundaries. Common sense seems to have gone for fear of being branded politically incorrect.
 
#9
What the **** has happened to ARRSE recently, Wheres the outrage bus? Hang him I say! How dare he have free will. Does he think he has rights or something? Burn him at the stake.
 
#14
Apart from his political rants I think he's and all round good guy. Who the **** are The Daily Wail (Repulsive rag!) to dictate when someone wears a poppy?
 

Fang_Farrier

LE
Kit Reviewer
Book Reviewer
#15
Discussed on Radio Scotland today.

They had SImon Weston on obviously expected him to be outraged. Said much as above, he wears it on Rememberance Sunday, it's his choice.

Weston was more outraged by the tarting up of poppies with glitter, sequins etc to make them a fashion accessory rather than a symbol.

And also he was on about metal an enamel ones as those last and therefore not a good source of income for the Earl Haig Fund, unlike the flimsy paper ones which you have to keep buying every year.
 
#16
This dishonourable gesture is the twerp Snow's vain attempt to obtain some publicity and he employs the same tactic each year.

How sad, that those who died for the vacuous clown were unable to ensure that Hitler and Japanese mugwump 'did for' Snow's progenitors.

PS: Does anyone hear or see this unpleasant individual's programmes?
 
#17
Weston was more outraged by the tarting up of poppies with glitter, sequins etc to make them a fashion accessory rather than a symbol.
This annoys me to. I'd rather they just not wear one. Can't criticize celebs too much, many off them have done a lot this year.

Jon Snow doesn't wear any symbols whilst on air. So it's not about poppies.
 

Sixty

ADC
Moderator
Book Reviewer
#18
This dishonourable gesture is the twerp Snow's vain attempt to obtain some publicity and he employs the same tactic each year.
What, by responding to criticism from a viewer on his own blog?

PS: Does anyone hear or see this unpleasant individual's programmes?
Yes. He happens to present probably the best news programme on TV.

Perhaps time for you to get back to your obsessional ranting about the EU eh?

Those that died don't particularly care whether he wears one or not. Nor do I.
 
#19
Discussed on Radio Scotland today.

They had SImon Weston on obviously expected him to be outraged. Said much as above, he wears it on Rememberance Sunday, it's his choice.

Weston was more outraged by the tarting up of poppies with glitter, sequins etc to make them a fashion accessory rather than a symbol.

And also he was on about metal an enamel ones as those last and therefore not a good source of income for the Earl Haig Fund, unlike the flimsy paper ones which you have to keep buying every year.
I got one of those metal ones this year. It's easier to transfer from coat to coat. I may use it again next year but it won't stop me putting a note in the tin next year.
 

Command_doh

LE
Book Reviewer
#20
This is so old hat, and I referred to it as an example in another thread - days before he made this announcement.

Whether I agree with him or not, at least he stands by his principles. He's been doing this for years. And at least he doesn't kowtow to the BBC dictat that EVERYBODY on their station wears a poppy at all times, even if they don't want to.
 

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