can you explain why is this thing harry said is such a horrible thing? i mean he messed up and he should've been more careful with his words but i don't really get why is such a big deal
You acknowledge in your message that he messed up. For me and the vast majority of others, it’s unhelpful to just let that slide because he’s cute and hugs a lot of kids. When does it end? They’re accountable to us and they need to be constructively criticised when they make mistakes or else we might as well just let them do whatever the hell they want. This is not just him saying something silly, it’s saying something really deeply offensive. And it’s not the first time. Over the past year he has said some really stupid and damaging things and they all feed in to the same narrative. His comments that not getting help for mental illness is a weakness and that he had to get involved in the HIV campaign because he’s straight and that’s what they campaign “needs” were stupid and offensive. I chose to believe that they were just poorly worded. But add these comments in and what you have is a picture of a man who thinks that he is some sort of saviour who is doing things for people because they don’t know better and they would get nowhere without him. That’s not ok.