Twitter Has Reacted With Disgust And Confusion To This 'Bizarre' Article By Brendan O'Connor
"Leering, judging and slut-shaming"
If you haven't already read Brendan O'Connor's article from this weekend's Sunday Indo, then... well... lucky you.
We're not going to go into too much detail, but suffice to say the headline is 'Me and the junior prostitutes' convention' – a reference to last week's Rihanna gig in the Aviva – and it doesn't get much better from there.
Whether it was the head-scratching lines like "a little part of me was sad that [a young girl] wasn't with all her pals, half naked and drinking alcopops", or the general oddness of it all, it got people talking on Twitter.
And not in the good sense...
This is the most bizarre fucking thing I have ever read someone should check Brendan O'Connor for signs of a stroke https://t.co/eGj3qJeN6J— Nessa for Yessa (@nessadinneen) June 27, 2016
TL;DR: Middle aged man writes entire think piece about underage girls' arses, calls them prostitutes.— 𝔏𝔞𝔲𝔯𝔢𝔫 ℭ𝔬𝔪𝔯𝔞𝔡𝔢 (@infinityonhi) June 27, 2016
Brendan O'Connor wrote about how he had a good old gawk at some 12 year olds arse as she headed off to Rihanna. https://t.co/H4yzPLKpZN— A Stuffed Olive For Yes (@DervlaRussell) June 27, 2016
Shame on @Independent_ie for publishing this crap by Brendan O'Connor. Just what girls need, another middle aged white man passing comment.— VOTE YES (@_ShaunaBuckley) June 27, 2016
This is a really bizarre piece from Brendan O'Connor. (via @Chrimblebrother) https://t.co/ZMAcPz2MsN— ⭐ amy o'connor ⭐ (@amyohconnor) June 27, 2016
Are none of us going to mention the fact that Brendan O'Connor wrote an article called 'me and the junior prostitutes' convention'— Edel (@edelmariebrady) June 27, 2016
Who the fuck does Brendan O'Connor think he is writing this article https://t.co/53b8ZxChfc— j 🐳 (@jessnosleeves) June 27, 2016
Disgusting read. Leering, judging & slut-shaming. If anyone is a poor role model here, it's Brendan O'Connor. https://t.co/iNrzAUsvaR— Niamh (@JackBlacksNiece) June 27, 2016
If you really must, you can read it here.
But the above reactions probably tell you all you need to know.