'It has spoiled my shopping trip' - Witness to Nice attack sparks outrage on Twitter for 'unbelievable' comments
An eyewitness to the Nice attack has sparked outrage on social media for the comments she made regarding the terror that unfolded on the Promenade de Anglais.
The tourist, named Lucy Nesbitt-Comaskey told Sky News: "Maybe this is awful and maybe a bit selfish but it did spoil our shopping trip.
"We bought all this lovely shopping and now I can't be bothered with it. It doesn't mean anything now."
Her comments were made after at least 84 people were killed and 100 more injured in the southern French city of Nice after a lorry was 'deliberately driven' into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in a confirmed terrorist attack.
“It did spoil our shopping trip”— Gissur Simonarson CN (@GissiSim) July 15, 2016
Humanity is lost.pic.twitter.com/3b2Z2eamrh
Twitter users were outraged by the "insensitive" comments and took to the social media app to express their shock.
Realising that her remarks came across as insensitive, Nesbitt-Comaskey took to Facebook to issue an apology. She claimed that she was in "shock" after the incident in the Pla and misspoke when she was interviewed by journalists.
"My sincere condolences to the French people who have lost their loved ones today in Nice,’ she said.
"I’m deeply sorry if my interview with Sky News sounded uncompassionate [sic].
"I was totally distressed and shocked. My words came out wrong.
"Once again sorry."
An English woman caught up in the Nice atrocity just said on SKY News that it had "ruined her shopping trip." Welcome to the Brave New World— Dean Cavanagh (@DeanACavanagh) July 14, 2016
A British lady in Nice was just on Sky News and she said its spoiled her shopping trip.— Mr Overlooked (@Mr_Overlooked) July 14, 2016
She's the real victim ...
This "saved by a toilet"/"our shopping trip was ruined" caller on Sky News is infuriating.— Wayne O'Connor (@WayneWanyeEast) July 14, 2016
Sure I just heard this woman on sky news say this attack in Nice spoilt her shopping trip? What???!— Dave Coldwell (@davidcoldwell) July 14, 2016
Get her off the phone. Unbelievable.
Latest from Nice— DAVID JAMES (@dj92829) July 15, 2016
Approx 84 killed,many children and 1 shopping trip ruined. What?!?!
If a reporter asks for your opinion on a terror attack, it's probably best not to complain that it ruined your shopping trip.— ☁️ (@rickythomaslee) July 15, 2016
Hard to fathom someone could think like this. A shopping trip "spoiled" pic.twitter.com/wuSXb6vrQh— Cian Carroll (@CianByName) July 15, 2016
The woman on sky news saying her shopping trip to Nice has been ruined it's just simply incredible,even in shock how did she say that— Mark McFarlane (@MarkMcFarlane29) July 15, 2016
Pretty sure the woman who said that 30 people dying ruined her shopping trip is related to the one who put that cat in a garbage bin— Karl Reilly (@HistoryLOI) July 15, 2016
How much of an inconsiderate imbecile must you be in order to announce on the news that the attack in Nice inconvenienced your shopping trip— angel emoji (@lolzdonz) July 14, 2016