The worst of the worst Tweets regarding Channel 4's controversial documentary, Benefits Street
Channel 4 know what they’re doing, and running documentary that showcases the intricate workings of one of the U.K’s most impoverished areas while 2014 is set to be a’ year of cuts’ is certainly one way to arouse debate. Sorry, free marketing.
Fungi - a resident of James Turner Street in Winson Green - caused controversy with his exploits
But the transparent nature of Channel 4’s ostensibly exploitative documentary was lost on many, who, instead of trying to understand why some parts of Britain face abject poverty while other thrive in affluence and why a television network would risk the welfare of a group of deprived individuals, decided to Tweet horrible things.
Here are the worst of them:
This person thinks the people on ‘Benefits Street’ need culling. Culling.
What absolute scum, these filth need culling, and shows how corrupt our benefits & social housing is. http://t.co/ysA3PVo9vA— Pete Whelan (@PeteJamesWhelan) January 5, 2014
Would rather die than live on James Turner Street and/or receive benefits!!! No joke— Lydia Mae Wilks (@LydiaMWilks) January 7, 2014
This benefits street is already a fucking disgrace! Lazy pricks are living on benefits and do no work whilst good people die undeservedly.— Harry Ellis (@harry_ellis_3) January 6, 2014
Managed to avoid that Benefits Street. Shower of Lazy Bastards no doubt, unemployed but living in luxury with all mod cons. #getajob— Scraggy (@Scraggy78) January 7, 2014
We can say what we want about foreign scum but I gurantee later on channel 4 benefits street... most of them will be English lazy bastatds.— Josh Heathcote (@JoshHeathcote2) January 6, 2014
Need to be dragged into the street and shot in the head. Put them out of our misery. Benefits Street.— Dave (@BigDaveScott) January 6, 2014
Sick of people having a bitch & moan about Benefits Street. Particularly those who wouldn't know hardship if it slapped them around the face— Jessica Pass (@Jessica_Pass) January 8, 2014