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Frankly, who gives a tweet?

I have just been asked to comment on a story that Duncan Bannatyne is refusing (allegedly) to reply to anyone on Twitter whose profile picture shows them smoking.

I am told that some people are complaining that this is unfair and a form of discrimination. I say, good luck to him! If the bigoted old booby chooses not to reply to anyone for any reason whatsoever that's up to him - it's a free country.

Ditto, if he wants to publicise his extreme intolerance - and make himself look a prize chump at the same time - that's up to him.

The real question is: why would anyone want to waste a second of their life corresponding - even on Twitter - with this vain, egotistical ... need I go on?

Reader Comments (13)

"this vain, egotistical ... need I go on?"
Simon, please do! I was enjoying it!

January 6, 2011 at 12:52 | Unregistered CommenterFredrik Eich

I am a member of one of Duncan's gyms and this morning a fellow member pointed out that Bannatynes gyms are alone in having doors fitted to the men's shower cubicles. He suggested might be due to Duncan's Navy experiences. Perhaps his dislike of cigarettes has deep-rooted psychological origins? He is good at running gyms though.

January 6, 2011 at 17:30 | Unregistered Commenterjon

Frankly Jon - I wouldn't put cash in his pocket. I'd change my gym. Smokers should get together and offer each other goods and services. Remember the impact of the "pink pound"?

We really need to get more active. Denying our custom to those who hate us and won't welcome us is one way that we could maybe finally get heard.

January 6, 2011 at 19:09 | Unregistered CommenterPat Nurse

Is this a perfect example of fourth hand smoke? Perhaps Bannatyne should be asked to explain his fears.

January 6, 2011 at 19:53 | Unregistered CommenterJunican

Loonies like Bannatyne seem to have their own 'craving': for publicity. I think we should indulge them in their rather disgusting habit - don't you ?

Pat -

Lovely idea of yours, in reference to the analogy of the Pink Pound. But WHICH colour would be appropriate for US ? Personally, I'd choose Gold. But talk of the 'Gold Pound' would probably attract unwelcome attention from the Banking Authorities (whom we all love and admire). To say nothing of George Osborne.

January 7, 2011 at 11:43 | Unregistered CommenterMartin V

I huve this terrible uffliction where I cunnot help jambling ap the letters "A" and "U", so if you would pleuse beur with me I would uppreciute it.

I huve reud before uboat this terrible mun, Dancan Bunnutyne, und in my opinion, the mun is a complete cant.

January 7, 2011 at 11:45 | Unregistered CommenterRonnie Burker

Nuaghty, Ronnie !

January 7, 2011 at 11:49 | Unregistered CommenterMartin V

You can make a comment here:

January 7, 2011 at 11:54 | Unregistered Commenterchas

He really looks healthy, doesn't he? Cracking picture. What an advert for a gym owning anti smoker! "Follow my lifestyle and you too can look like me". Wow, I'm in.

January 7, 2011 at 12:08 | Unregistered CommenterFrank

Clearly A Thinking Man, though, Frank.

Unlike that stupid Einstein - with his stupid pipe.

January 7, 2011 at 13:01 | Unregistered CommenterMartin V

How old is the b*****d, Martin, he looks about 70 in the sun picture. I wonder if the Sun did it on purpose.

January 7, 2011 at 13:09 | Unregistered CommenterFrank

I used to like this guy, but he's been turning himself into a right prat lately. And I've never smoked, by the way.

January 7, 2011 at 14:12 | Unregistered CommenterMichael Fowke

Bearing in mind some of his comments about smokers being paedophiles etc ... perhaps someone should report him for Hate Crime

January 7, 2011 at 15:58 | Unregistered CommenterPat Nurse

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