Charity slams James Haskell after Jacqueline Jossa bikini snap joke
Charity Scope labelled his comments 'ignorant' and 'nasty'by Verity Sulway
Former England rugby star James Haskell has found himself in hot water for a comment he left on a photo of Jacqueline Jossa on her Instagram.
Charity Scope labelled his comments "ignorant" and "nasty".
The fuore was sparked after Jossa posted a photo of herself kicking a football on the beach, wearing a bikini under some denim dungarees.
As reported in the Mirror
James, who starred in I'm a Celeb with Jacqueline last year, commented: "You look like you are waiting for the sunshine bus and if anyone touches your football you will go mad."
He appears to have deleted the comment after Jacqueline's angry followers slated the cruel comment, which alludes to special transport used by people with disabilities.
"I’m sorry such an ill judged comment..." wrote one.
"As a parent of a child with a disability these types of comments are often said to mock a person’s disability and are hugely offensive, experience first hand the struggles and pain of a disabled person or be a family member who hears comments relating to a person they love it’s heartbreaking.
"So I will happily be on the pc brigade, defending my child and others with disability," fumed another.
Another added: "Wow James, excelled yourself here, this certainly isn’t ‘banter central’ and no I’m not a snowflake, just think this is a horrible comment."
James Taylor, Head of Policy, Campaigns and Public Affairs at disability equality charity, Scope told The Sun: "Ignorant, nasty language like this is no laughing matter.
"Public figures making these kinds of comments legitimises the discrimination that many disabled people still face on a daily basis.
"Negative attitudes, language and misconceptions can hold disabled people back in life, everywhere from work to shopping on the high street."
Mr. Taylor added: "It’s time to put a stop to it."