Last night, Harrow Conservative Association’s official Twitter account put out a grossly racist tweet to its followers and the wider world. The object of that tweet was Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott:
How do we know it’s the official account of Harrow Conservatives? Simple – Harrow Conservatives say so:
The page was still up as of 12.57 pm today and has now been archived at Wayback Machine, in case the Tories decide to delete the page.
The watermelon comment is a crass example of racial stereotyping – not to mention stupid.
Whoever was controlling the account for – let’s not forget – Harrow Conservatives was clearly taken aback by being called out for his/her racism, as the tweet was quickly deleted and replaced by a more innocuous tweet that was ‘pinned’ to the top of the account, as one quick-witted Twitter user observed:
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