Tuesday 6 December 2016

Gerry Adams's bizarre and creepy Tweets raise questions for Sinn Féin

Published 03/05/2016 | 02:30

'In Sinn Féin they do things rather differently, especially when it comes to Adams'
'In Sinn Féin they do things rather differently, especially when it comes to Adams'

Late one evening, a little over a week ago, Gerry Adams launched the following tweet into the world. "A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do. Sleep."

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It was just another of his 11,000 tweets which are in the main extremely egotistical, giving unwanted insights into the banal details of his daily routine. If you have the stomach to stay with his Twitter outpourings you will learn that the 67-year-old leader of Ireland's third largest political party suffers from bad breath, farts a lot, and indulges a remarkable sweet tooth.

But there are other elements to his tweets which seem decidedly creepy and make for uncomfortable reading. His two teddy bears, called Tom and Ted, feature a lot in his tweets. There are references to, and photographs of, rubber ducks, and he likes to engage in regressive baby-talk.

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