Kirstie Allsopp quits Twitter after spat with Adil Ray, who she accused of ‘humiliating’ women by describing menstruation as a ‘mess’ in tweet about Yorkshire cricket race
- Kirstie Allsopp, 50, quits Twitter after arguing over Adil Ray’s menstrual comment
- Said she was ‘disturbed’ by his perceived ‘aversion’ to menstruation’
- Real estate bully argued that Twitter was ‘no longer’ a place for intelligent debate
Kirstie Allsopp has quit Twitter after feeling ‘disturbed’ over Adil Ray’s menstrual comment.
The venue, venue, venue presenter, 50, revealed she left the social media site after receiving a response for admitting she was ‘disturbed’ by what she perceived to be the ‘disgust’ of the Good Morning Britain presenter compared to menstruation.
She claimed Twitter was “no longer” a place for intelligent debate, while questioning the 47-year-old’s comments following reports of racism at the Yorkshire County Cricket Club – including allegations from the team’s Muslim players.
take to TwitterAdil Ray wrote: ‘This is going to be the biggest scandal in sport. Another Asian player claims that he was “peeed” on and heard players brag that they “bullied a bird…which was on its period and made a mess of it”, and all they could find is a prayer mat from a muslim player to clean it up.
Kirstie Allsopp has quit Twitter after feeling ‘disturbed’ over Adil Ray’s menstrual comment. Pictured, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London on May 20, 2019
Kirstie admitted she was “disturbed” by the Good Morning Britain presenter’s alleged “dislike” towards menstruation. Pictured, Adil Ray on Good Morning Britain on June 23, 2021
Allegations that a Muslim prayer mat was used by Yorkshire Cricket players to clean up the mess of having sex with a woman during her period and players peeing on an Asian player’s head are despicable. We need answers and action now. I’m afraid a DCMS review won’t make it. This is much bigger.’
In response, Kirstie hit back: ‘The inherent aversion to menstruating women here must be acknowledged.
“Two mistakes don’t make a right. Things can be racist and sexist. They can be wrong on several levels. Exposing a second error in no way diminishes the first error detected.’
But many remained angry, accusing her of ignoring the main issue.
Adil Ray took to social media to comment on posts about racism at the Yorkshire County Cricket Club – including allegations from the team’s Muslim players (pictured)
In response to Adil’s comments, Kirstie hit back: ‘The inherent distaste for menstruating women here must be acknowledged’ (pictured)
The fact that you focused on ‘junk’ of all the horrors in the tweet shows extreme white privilege. The fact that you still can’t see that says it all,” one wrote.
A second wrote: “I think you completely missed the point of the tweet Kirsty, and picked up something that wasn’t even there, making you miss the horrific nature of the racism.”
A third added: “The point with ‘discussion’ is that you have to listen, even if the vast majority tell you what you said was ridiculous. To be mocked is not to be silenced or cancelled.’
Elsewhere, a fourth wrote: “A very privileged white woman who responds to a story about racism with ‘not getting her period’ really comes across as incredibly complacent – and bizarrely competitive.”
In the comment section, one person wrote: ‘A very privileged white woman responding to a story about racism with ‘non-menstrual periods’ really comes across as incredibly complacent – and bizarrely competitive’ (pictured)
Another commented: ‘The mistake you made is thinking that all women would agree with you. We do not. We *really* don’t. It wasn’t a discussion; you were in charge of someone and made it over you.’
After criticism from her followers, Kirstie wrote: ‘Twitter is now full of people who think nuance is a dirty word. Who believes that if they disagree with you on one thing, then you should be bribe in every way.
‘Unfortunately, therefore, it is not a place for me. I enjoy debate, intelligent debate and exchange of points of view, ideas and perspectives, there is no place for that anymore.’
After her announcement, she changed her bio to read: ‘Off Twitter once and for all. Determined not to fall off the wagon. Keep an account here to stop copycat b*****s.’