Rebecca Winson, a trade union activist, and the BBC have both apologised after mocking a Conservative MP who is hard of hearing.
Alec Shelbrooke, the Conservative MP for Elmet and Rothwell said:
“I am genuinely slightly deaf and struggle to hear. I had taken part in the debate and was trying to hear the wind ups. Seems a shame I get trolled due to being slightly deaf.”
After complaints were made over the comments BBC Newsbeat issued a Twitter comment stating:
“Very heartfelt apologies”
Rebecca Winson made a Twitter statement saying:
“I didn’t know Shelbrooke is partially deaf – have deleted tweet, and apologies to him and anyone offended”.