The ‘Socialist Worker’ owes the family of Horatio Chapple an apology
The Socialist Worker can be relied upon to spout nonsense but in making fun of the death of a 17-year old Eton pupil, they’ve gone too far.
In a column by a nameless writer titled mockingly “Eton by bear? The inquest begins”, the paper states:
“Horatio Chapple, an Eton pupil, was killed by a polar bear in 2011 while on an adventure holiday. The 24-year old polar bear was seriously underweight. It weighed about 250kg rather than the typical 400kg, and had heavily worn teeth which would have caused it pain”.
“The bear was shot dead after it attacked Horatio and others on the trip. An inquest into Horatio’s death began this week. Troublemaker has long supported campaigning for the environment”.
“Now we have another reason to save the polar bears”.
The Socialist Worker should apologise to the family of Horatio Chapple for publishing this offensive article. Sadly, we doubt they will.
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