Coronation Street star Simon Gregson has admitted that he doesn’t recall sending tweets in which he branded Dominic Cummings’ critics ‘d**kheads’ and called journalists ‘k**b sucks’ – as he was drunk at the time.
The Steve McDonald actor attracted backlash from followers – including key workers and nurses on the front line – for his defence of the Prime Minister’s chief adviser, especially when he seemed to imply that anyone who cared about their family would have done the same.
He said: ‘This discussion gives me the s**ts. Family first ALWAYS. Regardless.
‘People have crawled through s**t , gun fire, climbing over dead friends to be with. Put your bullst away dick Ed’s [heads] coz you’d do the same. Plus back off press 2 Mtrs k**b sucks.’
Many of Simon’s followers were outraged, branding his comments a ‘disgrace’ and others urging him to ‘get a grip’.
One upset follower wrote: ‘I assume you won’t be clapping for the NHS again? Saying it’s okay to travel anywhere with Covid19 symptoms is slapping the NHS in the face.
‘I lost my wonderful brother in law and he was just 10 miles away & I couldn’t see him. HOW DARE YOU INFER I DIDN’T GIVE A S**T ABOUT HIM.’
He later appeared to distance himself from his comments by adding: ‘Ok I take it back to understand that we could all ways do that.
‘So I hold my hands up and say. BD choice of words. But. Wouldn’t you? Fine line people. Let’s not be told but imagine.’
He has since deleted all tweets relating to the matter. Coronation Street representatives declined to comment.
Simon has since confessed to followers that he probably now needs to step away from his phone and said that he doesn’t remember sending the tweets.
He shared: ‘Well sober me has no idea what drunk me was going on about. Time to maybe step away from the phone.’
His followers appear to be a little more sympathetic now, with some assuring him that they had ‘all been there’.
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Source: Metro News UK