Friday 23 August 2019

Channel 4 under fire for toilet tweet

Clare Cullen

Channel 4 has come under fire for an ill-thought out tweet for 'International Men's Day'.

'International Men's Day' is a day to raise awareness of men's mental health issues but whomever runs the Channel 4 Twitter account may not be aware of that.

They tweeted: "#InternationalMensDay is the same day as #WorldToiletDay. Coincidence?" to their 628,000 shocked followers.

Fans responded negatively to the comment, with one writing "shame on you, Channel 4" while another wrote "glad you find the suicide and suffering of my friends and family funny, Channel 4".

Channel 4 did not immediately respond to contact for comment.

International Men's Day (IMD) is an annual international event celebrated on 19 November.

The objectives of celebrating an International Men's Day include focusing on men's and boys' mental health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models. It is an occasion to highlight discrimination against men and boys and to celebrate their achievements and contributions, in particular for their contributions to community, family, marriage, and child care. The broader and ultimate aim of the event is to promote basic humanitarian values and the day is celebrated in over seventy countries.

Join the conversation with the hashtag #InternationalMensDay.



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