Tuesday, 8 August 2006

Living a pretentious life

On 6 November 2009, the actress, Emma Thompson. said this at an event she organised at Exeter University:
The 7 November 2009 edition of The Daily Mail clarified matters thus:
"Emma said it was up to staff and students to encourage more people from ethnic minorities... During her talk she drew on the experiences of her 22-year-old Rwandan son Tindyebwa Agaba... 
The former child soldier was sleeping rough in London before being taken in by Miss Thompson and her family six years ago. She paid for his education and he learnt to speak English before going on to take his GCSEs and A-levels and then winning a place at Exeter to study politics...

At the lecture on Thursday, a member of the audience asked Miss Thompson about the BNP and Mr Griffin, to which the 50-year-old actress replied: 'He'd love Exeter, he would feel very comfortable here'...
The 22-year-old was unofficially 'adopted' by Miss Thompson in 2003. His father had died from Aids when he was just nine and his mother and sister were listed as missing during the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

He has previously attacked his university experience complaining about the 'complete death of politically and socially stimulating activism which has been replaced by the pathetic celebrity culture and living a pretentious life'. He has also claimed his college had made too little effort to attract students from ethnic minorities."
Ah the celebs and their adoptive pets, how they love to sneer at us in our own back yard.

Emma Thompson lives in a leafy suburbian part of West Hampstead, London. It isn't exactly Brixton, Tottenham or Hackney. She also has a second home in the exclusive resort town of Dunoon in Scotland. If there are any ethnics at all living there, other than the odd Arab multimillionaire and the occasional former child soldier, I'd be very surprised.

Perhaps our Emma should try living in Rwanda for a while. On second thoughts, I don't think she be around very long if she tried to patronise them as she patronises us.

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