White people, Australians and journalists have been apologising for a tweet by Rupert Murdoch which said all Muslims should take responsibility for the terrorists who carried out three days of horrific attacks in Paris.
The media mogul, who is a US citizen who was born in Australia, sparked outrage after tweeting that "maybe" most Muslims were peaceful, but the 1.4 billion followers of the religion should be held accountable for the attacks until they acknowledge the "jihadist cancer" in their faith.
Maybe most Moslems peaceful, but until they recognize and destroy their growing jihadist cancer they must be held responsible.— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) January 10, 2015
Online rage erupted after Murdoch appeared to blame the entire religion for the terrorist attacks on magazine Charlie Hebdo, a kosher supermarket and a policewoman, that left 20 people dead and more wounded.
Commenters lampooned what they saw as Murdoch's sweeping generalistation, by apologising for his views on behalf of all white people, or joking that "all idiots in the idiot community" or "all Australians" should be held responsible the tweet.
As a white man I feel compelled I must apologise for recent comments made by Rupert Murdoch. He can't help being an idiot. Oh wait, he can.— Chris Lent (@MrChrisLent) January 10, 2015
I am calling on all members of the idiot community to condemn Rupert Murdoch. Otherwise I will hold all idiots responsible for him.— History Scientist (@historyscientis) January 10, 2015
Maybe most Australians not Rupert Murdoch, but until they recognize and destroy their Rupert Murdoch cancer they must be held responsible.— Pete Brown (@PeteBrownBeer) January 10, 2015
I think all of Australia should be held responsible for Rupert Murdoch.— Adil Ray (@adilray) January 10, 2015
As a journalist, I would like to apologise for Rupert Murdoch— Gerard Cunningham (@faduda) January 10, 2015
As a fellow white man, I would like to apologise on behalf of Rupert Murdoch. He's just old and clearly losing his mind. It's what happens.— Marcus (@MarcusGunn4) January 10, 2015
I don't hold all Australians responsible for Rupert Murdoch! pic.twitter.com/FEakMO1Ntw”— M Allen (@brockleyboyo) January 10, 2015
@hrtbps I'd like to offer an apology on behalf of us all. Murdoch's comments don't represent the views of mainstream Rupert community— Rupert Franklin (@rupert_franklin) January 10, 2015
Following the offending tweet, Murdoch added that "political correctness makes for denial and hypocrisy" and warned that similar attacks could be looming around the world.
Big jihadist danger looming everywhere from Philippines to Africa to Europe to US.
Political correctness makes for denial and hypocrisy.— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) January 10, 2015
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