Fooled once

Politicians: You're in the public eye and held to higher standard

Editor, The News:

Re: O’Connoll criticized for ‘R’ word post (The News, May 7).

I was shocked to see the so called “joke” that was shared by Coun. Gwen O’Connell on her Facebook page and subsequently enjoyed by Mayor Deb Walters.

First of all, I would like to remind any politician that you are in the public eye and are held to a higher standard, so to shrug off the comments and lash out at the people “trolling” Facebook is a cop out and shows a great lack of taking responsibility for your actions.

I have worked with the Special Olympics over the years as a volunteer and I am offended with the use of the “R” word.

Commenting, making a joke, or gleefully acknowledging a joke about a person’s race, religion, sexual orientation, or intellectual abilities is plain wrong.

I voted for both of you in the last election. I won’t be fooled twice though.

Wendy Ann Clemson

Pitt Meadows