Friday 21 October 2016

WATCH: Irish man who went viral with Apple tax video hits back after being called a 'ditch digger' by trolls

'Don't turn around and say I'm lower than you. I am equal to everyone. We're all human beings.'

Published 25/09/2016 | 10:50

An Irish man who went viral this month after posting a video on the Apple Tax debacle has hit out after some online commenters called him a 'ditch digger'.

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Sligo man James Conway originally posted a video encouraging the Irish Government to take the €13bn in back taxes from Apple. Since then, the video has gathered more than 1 million views, earning Conway quite an online following.

However, Conway posted another video since then, lambasting some commenters for thinking they are better than him because they may be more informed on the economy.

In this video, James points out that everyone in Ireland plays a part in society and no person is better or more important than the other.

"They get up every morning, usually in a house that was constructed by someone like me. They get up in the morning and they wash their teeth and they go to the toilet. They turn on an electric light. All stuff that was brought into that house by a 'ditch digger' like me," he said.

"Don't turn around and say I'm lower than you, because every man, woman and child in Ireland is born equal. No one is born above me or below me.  I am equal to everyone. We're all human beings."

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