Threats of death and violence after Channel 4 programme Benefits Street

Pride's Purge

(not satire!)

Channel 4 executives should be proud of themselves. 

Their attempt to stereotype and demonise all of Britain’s 2.49 million unemployed by focussing on just 6 carefully chosen people and showing them in the worst possible light in their programme Benefits Street last night was so successful that Twitter exploded with threats of violence and even death against the participants:

violence benefits street blanked

The producers of the programme meanwhile defended it is a ‘sympathetic, humane and objective portrayal’ of those struggling to cope with austerity.

Not much sympathy, humanity or objectivity on display on Twitter however.

Isn’t there a law against this kind of incitement to violence in the UK?

If so, if any police officer would like to take this further, I’ve kept the names and IDs of the people responsible for the above (and more below) threatening tweets and I would be more than happy to help you with your…

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One thought on “Threats of death and violence after Channel 4 programme Benefits Street

  1. i didnr see it i was on the phone and they were watchin it somwhere in birmingam and yes they were goin g look thats my tax lazy sods well its ufair on ill people channel 4 need to do one on te way were treated dont you find strange its blowing on i.d.s EVEN the lords involed funny then tat hes prob paid for it take heat of him

    my sister even said las night its showing every fault now shes one who thinks like c4 all the good mind ect done all undone unless we get someone high up to help no good just on here us honest ill people need back up ie channel 4 they cud film me secert a i flip if see lot people so id givepermision 2 have it done secret coulnt be moe honet than film me do what you like bu please secret as im scared people mental and phyiscaly im ill take pick

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