The Daily Mail: Fire Richard Littlejohn for victimizing Lucy Meadows, leading to her possible suicide
Richard Littlejohn is a legendary prick. The rag he writes for won’t do anything about it, just because he sold a decent amount of papers over the issue.
So I have been posting more about this on google+, Twitter and blogs posting about this. I am basically co-creator of this Petition now and we have managed to get 1,500 people to sign it in 9 hours. Below is the updates text of the petition.
Nathan Upton was a teacher at St Mary Magdalen’s School in Accrington. Before the Christmas break the parents of the school were informed that after the break she was would be coming back to work at after the holiday as Lucy Meadows.
It started out as confusion from parents, who simply didn’t know what do think of it all, but most seemed to be simply concerned about the adjustment children would have to face rather than actively malicious. However, the more bigoted members of the community then went to the Daily Mail, where she was attacked by Richard Littlejohn who decided to single her out in the national paper.
No one deserves to have their lives turned upside down for their gender identity being thrown into the national spotlight. The reason the parents who had a problem went to the Daily mail is that their was no way to get her fired under equal oppotunity law. So they tried to give the school bad press by saying how terrible it is that she is allowed to live her life freely. While little is known about the amount of abuse she ended up getting, the result is the same no matter what;
Lucy Meadows was found dead this week. If it was suicide, it was brought on from the hounding she received from Daily Mail readers. The possibility of this happening was enough for the daily mail to take down his original article without comment.
We the undersigned want a formal apology for the stress and pain the Richard Littlejohn and the Daily Mail readership caused Lucy Meadows and for Richard Littlejohn to be fired or Resign from his post.