Saturday 25 November 2017

Waters' thoughts truly offensive

Madam – I see John Waters says in his interview with Niamh Horan: "I've been put on trial over my beliefs,"(Sunday Independent, April 13, 2014) and that he is afraid to go into Dublin city centre at night. As well as alienating the gay community and the majority of people in this country who believe same-sex couples have the right to marry, he now seems intent on alienating people who suffer from depression; "I don't believe in depression. There's no such thing. It's an invention. It's bullshit, it's a cop out."

Mr Waters was very quick to defend himself in his claim he was recently defamed on RTE. Yet he shows scant regard for the feelings of people who suffer from depression by dismissing it in such a vulgar fashion.

I suggest he pays a visit to a psychiatric hospital or attends the depression support group Aware. Then he might gain some insight into what it's like for people who endure such suffering and see how offensive his comments are.

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