A South London artist named Hetty Douglas has sparked outrage online after she was caught mocking a group of workmen on social media.
The post shared a picture of the men queuing in McDonald’s with the caption:
These guys look like they got 1 GCSE.
Yeah and it looks like you don’t know how to use grammar, Hetty.
This has caused a huge backlash for a number of reasons, one of them being that her art work has sought to project a working class vibe.
and you look like a spoiled rich girl gentrifying south London pic.twitter.com/0bysFYfc9c
— rhi (@rhiharper) September 4, 2017
would pay to see her kindly and gently explain to the blokes why she feels she can mock them behind their backs to 15k people pic.twitter.com/4lCSqnaAUt
— RUSBY (@JeSuisRusby) September 4, 2017
The same guys that work in all weathers to construct and build our economy and infrastructure!
— Moses (@LTMoses) September 4, 2017
How weird to be motivated to take that picture, and make that comment. Not to mention those paintings.
— Dan Bull (@bull) September 4, 2017
Back in 2015 Douglas had posted a snap of herself holding a job centre booklet. Looks like it was all for show.
Twitter users also pointed out a comment she made to Dazed Digital back in July:
I think as long as we are kind and gentle to others and, more importantly, ourselves then everything is bless.
It infuriates me that she’s happy to portray herself as all inclusive and use the working class to her advantage, but when it comes down to it she considers herself to be superior. Hopefully now that the story has gone viral and Hetty is facing a barrage of abuse, she will sit down and really start to think over her views on her work and society as a whole.
For the time a Chinese restaurant faced a huge backlash after offering discounts based on breast size, click HERE.