I feel compelled to install this as a weekly feature on my blog due to the absurd levels of stupidity and insensitivity shown by some people. I’m aware that fuckwittery has existed for some millennia, but as my blog has only existed for under a month I hope you’ll excuse my late arrival to the party and bear with me as I comment on just why my choice of Cunt Of The Week has earned the title.
This week the award goes to Colin Brewer the independent councillor for Wadebridge East in Cornwall.
So what has this man done to inspire my ire? Back in 2011 he was attended a meeting at the local county hall where the charity Disability Cornwall had a stand in order to raise awareness of their charity and the work they do. When approached by the charity’s representatives he told them that:
“Disabled children cost the council too much money and should be put down”
What a colossal cunt. He’d earn his award just for that comment, but there’s more.
The reason this has hit the news this week is because an investigation was launched after the charity made a formal complaint and the result of this was that the independent complaints commission ruled that Brewer should write a letter of apology to the charity. Councillor Brewer’s apology letter read:
“I am writing to offer my wholehearted apology for the offence these remarks have clearly caused.
“While I meant no offence by my remarks to you I can see, in retrospect, that they were ill-judged and insensitive and should not have been made at all.”
So the man can’t even apologise for what he said, only that it caused offense!
He went even further to justify his unjustifiable words when questioned by the local newspaper, The West Briton:
” I had come to their stall after a long council meeting and I was probably a little bit het up as we had had some difficult debates.
I could see that they were trying to sell me something so I said something to them which I thought would provoke a reaction. But they turned their backs on me and I walked away. I thought that was the end of the matter until the complaint.
I used to be a salesman and I said it to provoke them into a discussion. I expected them to parry it and talk to me.”
This just goes to prove what a dick the guy is and why he wins the inaugural Cunt Of The Week award.
If anyone has any further nominations please tweet me @SillyBeardy with the hashtag #COTW