On Monday morning, an article written by Kelvin MacKenzie for The Sun questioned why Channel 4 News had asked Fatima Manji, a Muslim, Hijab wearing journalist and regular news presenter to cover the Nice massacre.
We’re as confused by this as you are, so was the rest of social media. People have been tweeting their anger and disgust at Kelvin MacKenzie for writing the article and The Sun for publishing it. It should also be noted that The Sun originally tweeted about the article but after the backlash they received, they deleted the tweet.
Kadhim couldn’t believe that The Sun actually published it:
— kadhim (＾ｰ^)ノ (@kadhimshubber) July 18, 2016
Nooruddean questioned why Kelvin MacKenzie is even covering the story:
A morally corrupt and hateful person did the Nice attack. Why is Kelvin Mackenzie as a morally corrupt and hateful person covering it?
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) July 18, 2016
Hifzha gave an obvious answer to a somewhat ridiculous question:
Because, Kelvin Mackenzie, that's her job and she's really good at it – unlike you. Blatant Islamophobia. https://t.co/HLvCli5U2J
— Hifzha Shaheen (@hifzhashaheen) July 18, 2016
Many are calling for people like you, to report the article, the writer and the publisher to the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO):
— The Sun Apologies (@SunApology) July 18, 2016
Many others have voiced their thoughts about the offensive article. Here are some:
— Daniel Wickham (@DanielWickham93) July 18, 2016
— farce1111 (@Farce1111) July 18, 2016
— Voyage Around My Dad, Harry Leslie Smith (@Harryslaststand) July 18, 2016
— The Firm (@thefirmBL) 18 July 2016
Some have even questioned MP’s on why they’re sharing a platform with Kelvin MacKenzie:
We’d like to encourage everyone to report Kelvin MacKenzie’s article to the IPSO here.