A LABOUR journalist and LGBTQXYZ activist attacked British hero Captain Tom Moore, despite the WW2 veterans incredible efforts amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
Benjamin Butterworth condemned Boris Johnson’s decision to give a knighthood to Sir Tom Moore who raised a whopping £39 million for the NHS by walking in his garden.
In the tweet, Butterworth claimed that he was ‘old enough to remember when knighthoods were for a lifetime’s work, not a walk in the garden’.
It gained 3 retweets and 20 likes before he deleted it, due to a massive backlash.
Many people heavily criticised him for his stance; Blue Beyond founder and leader Luke Robert Black argued that he should ‘come on man, this isn’t it!’.
Ben….come on man, this isn't it!
— Luke (@lukerobertblack) May 19, 2020
— Harry 🏳️🌈💖 (@Harrydrewer) May 19, 2020
Is it possible you have a bias? pic.twitter.com/eFBuqWY71F
— Fluffy & Simple (@fluffmitten) May 20, 2020
In response to the backlash, Butterworth launched a Twitter poll asking whether Moore deserved the knighthood for ‘100 laps of his garden’. 68% of respondents agreed, with 31% disagreeing. The poll is still ongoing.
Should Tom Moore be knighted for 100 laps of his garden?
— Benjamin Butterworth 🏡 (@benjaminbutter) May 19, 2020
Moore had previously served during the Second World War for Britain in both India and Burma, later becoming an instructor in armoured warfare, and reaching the rank of Captain.
He served between 1939-46. With his walk, he has raised £39 million for the NHS and scored a Number One single with a cover of ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ along with singer Michael Ball and the NHS Voices of Care Choir, as Canadian artist The Weeknd who was competing for that top spot with his newest single ‘Blinding Lights asked the British public to do also.