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Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' 19:06 - Apr 29 with 7181 viewsDwightYorkeSuperstar

What a horrible thing to say. Is it racist to call someones religious garment a 'costume'?

I don't think it is but it is still a very poor comment.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/951884/Diane-Abbott-Jewish-people-costum

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Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 19:16 - Apr 29 with 2807 viewsAmbergambler

I can't understand for the life of me why Corbyn keeps her in such a high profile position.

She's a disaster.
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Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 19:17 - Apr 29 with 2798 viewsPozuelosSideys

No fan of Diane, but..

When does a comment become offensive?

- Just by saying it and somebody taking offence?
- Saying it with malicious intent?
- Something else?

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Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 19:19 - Apr 29 with 2793 viewsexiledclaseboy

Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 19:17 - Apr 29 by PozuelosSideys

No fan of Diane, but..

When does a comment become offensive?

- Just by saying it and somebody taking offence?
- Saying it with malicious intent?
- Something else?


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Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 19:19 - Apr 29 with 2792 viewsJACKMANANDBOY

Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 19:16 - Apr 29 by Ambergambler

I can't understand for the life of me why Corbyn keeps her in such a high profile position.

She's a disaster.


What does she know?

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Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 19:19 - Apr 29 with 2789 viewsHumpty

Anyone who thinks this is any kind of issue is a f*cking idiot.
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Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 19:22 - Apr 29 with 2781 viewsexiledclaseboy

This week the Home Secretary has lied to Parliament on at least two occasions, publicly blamed officials for doing nothing other than enforce government policy and still has her job. But this is what matters.

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Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 19:22 - Apr 29 with 2776 viewsAmbergambler

Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 19:19 - Apr 29 by JACKMANANDBOY

What does she know?


Exactly.
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Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 19:26 - Apr 29 with 2765 viewsdickythorpe

Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 19:22 - Apr 29 by exiledclaseboy

This week the Home Secretary has lied to Parliament on at least two occasions, publicly blamed officials for doing nothing other than enforce government policy and still has her job. But this is what matters.


IT shows us that the lunatics have well and truly taken over the asylum.

There's no shame anymore with these people in power.

Rudd should have fallen on her sword , but she's either too stupid to realise it or an egomaniac.....or even worse...BOTH!!!!!!!
[Post edited 29 Apr 2018 19:28]

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Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 19:31 - Apr 29 with 2747 viewstheloneranger

Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 19:26 - Apr 29 by dickythorpe

IT shows us that the lunatics have well and truly taken over the asylum.

There's no shame anymore with these people in power.

Rudd should have fallen on her sword , but she's either too stupid to realise it or an egomaniac.....or even worse...BOTH!!!!!!!
[Post edited 29 Apr 2018 19:28]


She's a human shield for Theresa May!
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Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 19:34 - Apr 29 with 2736 viewsAmbergambler

It isn't just this latest faux pas. I think she's a liability.
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Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 19:36 - Apr 29 with 2732 viewsoh_tommy_tommy

What shall we start calling welsh costumes before the taffys start taking offence

Facking hell

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Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 19:42 - Apr 29 with 2715 viewsAmbergambler

Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 19:36 - Apr 29 by oh_tommy_tommy

What shall we start calling welsh costumes before the taffys start taking offence

Facking hell


This is a religious mode of dress, hence the sensitivety.
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Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 19:44 - Apr 29 with 2705 viewsHumpty

Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 19:42 - Apr 29 by Ambergambler

This is a religious mode of dress, hence the sensitivety.


A clumsy choice of word in a live debate. Nothing else.
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Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 19:46 - Apr 29 with 2696 viewslondonlisa2001

Horrible?

Only if somebody doesn't understand the dictionary definition of the word 'costume' which is:

'clothes in a style typical of a particular country, group of people or historical period'.

Costume is exactly the right word for the dress of the group she was talking about.

But of course Diane Abbott is, despite her many faults, well educated, unlike, it appears, certain twitter users, idiot journalists at The Express, or, indeed, Dwight.
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Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 19:47 - Apr 29 with 2696 viewsAmbergambler

Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 19:44 - Apr 29 by Humpty

A clumsy choice of word in a live debate. Nothing else.


She is a liability though.
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Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 19:50 - Apr 29 with 2691 viewsHighjack

Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 19:42 - Apr 29 by Ambergambler

This is a religious mode of dress, hence the sensitivety.


The word costume is completely acceptable to use in this instance, it’s not remotely offensive or inappropriate, and I feel absolutely filthy for sticking up for Diane Abbott but in this instance she’s not done anything wrong for a change.

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Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 19:50 - Apr 29 with 2691 viewsHumpty

Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 19:47 - Apr 29 by Ambergambler

She is a liability though.


Agreed. But not for this.
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Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 19:51 - Apr 29 with 2690 viewsAmbergambler

Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 19:46 - Apr 29 by londonlisa2001

Horrible?

Only if somebody doesn't understand the dictionary definition of the word 'costume' which is:

'clothes in a style typical of a particular country, group of people or historical period'.

Costume is exactly the right word for the dress of the group she was talking about.

But of course Diane Abbott is, despite her many faults, well educated, unlike, it appears, certain twitter users, idiot journalists at The Express, or, indeed, Dwight.


That may be true but I can't imagine many people describing Moslems as wearing costumes.
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Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 19:55 - Apr 29 with 2675 viewsoh_tommy_tommy

Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 19:51 - Apr 29 by Ambergambler

That may be true but I can't imagine many people describing Moslems as wearing costumes.


A Muslim costume

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Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 19:58 - Apr 29 with 2662 viewslondonlisa2001

Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 19:51 - Apr 29 by Ambergambler

That may be true but I can't imagine many people describing Moslems as wearing costumes.


She said they wore costume, perfectly correctly, as they do.

It's not her fault if some people are thick as mince.
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Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 20:12 - Apr 29 with 2642 viewsAmbergambler

Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 19:58 - Apr 29 by londonlisa2001

She said they wore costume, perfectly correctly, as they do.

It's not her fault if some people are thick as mince.


I'm sure that the Jewish people that have been offended by this remark will appreciate being described as 'thick as mince'.
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Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 20:13 - Apr 29 with 2636 viewsHumpty

Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 20:12 - Apr 29 by Ambergambler

I'm sure that the Jewish people that have been offended by this remark will appreciate being described as 'thick as mince'.


Overly sensitive, trying to make a fuss out of nothing mince.

Better?
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Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 20:14 - Apr 29 with 2635 viewsoh_tommy_tommy

Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 20:12 - Apr 29 by Ambergambler

I'm sure that the Jewish people that have been offended by this remark will appreciate being described as 'thick as mince'.


There’s thick people in all religions

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Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 20:32 - Apr 29 with 2604 viewsAmbergambler

Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 20:14 - Apr 29 by oh_tommy_tommy

There’s thick people in all religions


Very true
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Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 20:38 - Apr 29 with 2586 viewslondonlisa2001

Diane Abbott says Jewish people wear 'costumes' on 20:12 - Apr 29 by Ambergambler

I'm sure that the Jewish people that have been offended by this remark will appreciate being described as 'thick as mince'.


Being thick knows no boundaries of race, religion, colour, gender, sexuality or anything else.

The only people offended by the word used are those who don't know what the word means.
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