Thursday, 2 October 2014


From the BBC

From the BBC

The EU's next digital head has refused to apologise for saying celebrities were "dumb" for taking intimate pictures that were later leaked.

G√ľnther Oettinger was highly criticised for comments including: "Stupidity is something you can only partly save people from."

He will become the EU's digital economy and society commissioner in November.

One MEP, Julia Reda, laid into the commissioner: "The statement is unbelievable," she said.

Oh dear, the guy has been castigated for saying what everyone knows. 

In his position that's dumb.


James Higham said...

Yes, we were looking at this one. He's a prat himself but he was right on this.

A K Haart said...

James - yes he was right but not in a job where he could say it. One could praise him for speaking his mind, but I suspect it was merely foolishness.

Demetrius said...

If you have anything on your computer it is open to use. So if you put anything at all into communications or contact systems it is out there to be had.

A K Haart said...

Demetrius - we know that but I'm surprised the celebrities didn't know it. They should be as clued up as we oldies.

Anonymous said...

I once published a picture of myself in my Long Johns.

I am disappointed, and a little hurt, that it failed to go viral - and not a 'mensh' in The Daily Star!

A K Haart said...

David - I never understood that. It had all the ingredients too (: