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Grief: Mourners at a vigil for the victims of the Grenfell fire [Image: Getty Images].

Everybody in the UK should be ashamed of the small-minded creeps who have showered abuse on survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire, just because they have been offered free seaside trips to help recover.

It seems the abusers, who often refer to incidents that have harmed them, have deliberately ignored the main fact of the Grenfell disaster:

The residents of Grenfell Tower had absolutely no control over the conditions that led to the inferno.

In fact, they had spent years trying to convince the authorities of the danger presented by the unsafe cladding that turned the tower into an inferno.

Were any of the abusers similarly powerless in the situations they describe? It seems doubtful.

Personally, I agree with Ben, a friend of a friend on Facebook, who wrote:

“Let me guess

“‘I wish my kids got free trips to the seaside!’

“Do you wish your kids were trapped in a burning building, with screaming, dying people and animals in every direction? Do you wish their lungs would fill with smoke? Do you wish they would witness people running past them on fire? That Mum, or their mate Billy, or Spot the cat would die and your child’s last memory of them would be them screaming in agony and possibly begging to be killed?

“Thought not.

“Now shut the f— up.

“Signed, a bloke who lost most of his possessions in a house fire but still doesn’t think he has suffered half as much as these kids.”

Families who survived the Grenfell Tower inferno have become the target of vile online abuse after they were offered free trips to the seaside.

People left homeless in the wake of the huge fire which ripped through the 24-storey tower block in west London leaving 80 people dead have been offered days out and trips away to help them recover from the horror.

However, online trolls slammed the kind gesture, organised by Facebook group, Grenfell Tower Holiday appeal.

One person wrote on Twitter: “Right.. I’m burning my house down tonight. I’m in need of a holiday and new house and even some cash.”

Another added: “Why are the Grenfell tower residents getting a free holiday? Who’s paying? I don’t recall any of the Somerset flood victims getting anything.”

One man said: “#grenfell I didn’t get a free holiday when I had a home fire. This is getting totally out of hand.”

Another woman wrote: “Next door’s dog has just killed one of my hens and I’m heartbroken. Can I go? I need cheering up.”

It came as a survivor of the blaze, known only as Lilian, told the BBC that former residents now felt “scared” to admit they were from the tower because of the abuse people have suffered.

Source: Grenfell Tower survivors bombarded with vile abuse after being offered free holidays | London Evening Standard


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