Giles Coren’s home graffitied after tweets ‘mocking journalist’s death’
The wall outside the journalist's house was defaced after comments he made about the late Dawn Foster
Giles Coren has always been a divisive figure in the world of media, then again, you could say that about pretty much any journalist.
However, when he decided to send tweets essentially laughing at the death of a fellow journalist, Dawn Foster - who passed away after a long-term battle with multiple health complications - people were disgusted with his behaviour.
While the two tweets in question have since been deleted, someone took it upon themselves to graffiti on his home as you can see below:
This has appeared outside Giles Coren’s house. pic.twitter.com/bGdYbjRGbF
— Elvis Buñuelo (@Mr_Considerate) July 21, 2021
The tweets in question were posted not long after Foster’s death, the first reading: "When someone dies who has trolled you on Twitter, saying vile and hurtful things about you and your family, is it okay to be like, 'I'm sorry for the people who loved you, and any human death diminishes me, but can you f*** off on to hell now where you belong?'."
It is believed that Foster and Coren had a long-standing beef, as upon deleting the initial tweet, Coren then posted the following: "When someone dies who has trolled you on Twitter, saying vile and hurtful things about you and your family, is it okay to be like, 'I'm sorry for the people who loved you, and any human death diminishes me, but, HA HA HA HA HA HA'?"
Both tweets have now, of course, been deleted - as has the graffiti been removed by Coren himself, in fact, as he was snapped putting a fresh coat of paint over the message.
The reaction on social media from journalists and the general public alike has been as expected, with several reportedly lodging complaints to IPSO (Independent Press Standards Organisation) and plenty calling for him to be sacked from his current positions at The Times.
Dawn Foster once said Giles Coren had a famous dad, and he never forgave her for it. No wonder it rattled him so much: a working class journalist, who had to fight for every scrap she got, called out the third-best Coren. https://t.co/AfiyfmVoJv
— Ash Sarkar (@AyoCaesar) July 20, 2021
Giles Coren is an example of middle-class mediocrity advancing due surname alone... Dawn Foster was a brilliant writer held back by her class and her integrity.
Dawn was one of the best writers on the left, Giles isnt even the best writer in his family... it's not even a contest
— James Mills (@JamesMills1984) July 20, 2021
A fourth person wrote: "So glad that rampant cancel culture is definitely actually a real thing that exists, because it means we can all look forward to Giles Coren suffering even one tiny consequence for gleefully rejoicing in Dawn Foster's death."