James Haskell caught up in Twitter storm over ‘disgusting’ special needs jibe
James Haskell has been slammed for posting a ‘disgusting’ comment used to describe people with special needs on celebrity Jacqueline Jossa’s beach picture.
I’m a Celebrity winner Jacqueline shared a photo on Instagram earlier this week of her posing with a football on a beach.
But her pal James sparked fury among her followers when he responded with a comment saying she looked “like she was waiting for the sunshine bus”
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So @danosborneofficial took this photo of me and I was certain I was going to look like a full on Instagram model in my cute dungarees on the beach. FUMING!! Look at me 😂 BUT still I look at this with fond memories of playing football on a beach with my hubby, racing and just being so silly. I can’t help but smile. Fair to say I will never be that girl 😂🖤
This is an offensive slang term used to describe transport used by those with special needs or disabilities.
The rugby star, who is married to Chloe Madeley, wrote: “You look like you are waiting for the sunshine bus and if anyone touches your football you will go mad.”
One person fumed: “Let’s hope you never have children with special needs!” As another said: “I’m sorry such an ill judged comment.”
A third added: “As a parent of a child with a disability these types of comments are often said to mock a person’s disability and are hugely offensive, experience first hand the struggles and pain of a disabled person or be a family member who hears comments relating to a person they love it’s heartbreaking.
“So I will happily be on the pc brigade, defending my child and others with disability.”
The comment was later deleted.