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Permanently suspended: How Father Ted co-creator Graham Linehan has become the 'most hated man' on the internet


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Causing upset: Graham Linehan has “repeatedly violated” Twitter’s rules. Credit: ©Telegraph

Causing upset: Graham Linehan has “repeatedly violated” Twitter’s rules. Credit: ©Telegraph

Ardal O’Hanlon and Dermot Morgan in Father Ted

Ardal O’Hanlon and Dermot Morgan in Father Ted

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Causing upset: Graham Linehan has “repeatedly violated” Twitter’s rules. Credit: ©Telegraph

It has been quite a descent for Graham Linehan: from co-creator of the much-loved Father Ted - much loved, because it's, well, so lovely and loveable - to a much-despised figure for his years-long campaign against trans activists.

Linehan is also the co-creator and/or writer of popular comedies The IT Crowd, Black Books, Big Train and Motherland. But his more recent position, at the centre of the trans debate's most toxic area, has been deeply unfunny. Now he has been permanently suspended from Twitter.

A Twitter spokesperson said that Linehan's @Glinner account had been "permanently suspended after repeated violations of our rules against hateful conduct and platform manipulation". It was reportedly - and finally - shut down after tweeting "men aren't women tho" in response to the Women's Institute, who had wished transgender members a happy Pride.