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Politician Apologizes for Tweet About Punching Journalist in the Throat

Michael Fabricant, a member of the British Parliament, apologized today after making a sarcastic tweet about punching a journalist, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, in the throat.

Here’s the tweet in question (Fabricant has not taken it down yet):

This, of course, set off a whole firestorm online, after which Fabricant went back on Twitter to apologize and insist he only meant it sarcastically and would of course never actually hit a woman.

Fabricant even tweeted a picture of himself at an event he went to that was all about condemning domestic violence.

Alibhai-Brown, however, is having none of it.

[h/t BBC]
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