Why some people shouldn’t tweet their every thought

Yesterday it was Little Andy who got all angry and decided to share his first world problems from the Koru Lounge.

Today it is the head of Amnesty International. Little Andy still has job but Ciarnan Helferty does not.


Ciarnan Helferty is said to have stood down from the charity with immediate effect after the messages were criticised on the social networking site.

The charity, which says its purpose is to ‘protect people wherever justice, fairness, freedom and truth are denied’, apologised to anyone offended by the messages.  

The 26-year-old posted tweets mocking people with schizophrenia and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

In one tweet Mr Helferty posted: “When one door closes, another one opens. Jeeze… I hate this OCD.” And in another he said: “I’ve decided to enter the that BBC TV singing contest for schizophrenics – The Voices.”

It is claimed Mr Helferty resigned after criticism of the tweets, which were branded “incongruent” with the charity’s aims in a letter to supporters about his resignation from Sarah O’Grady, vice chairman of Amnesty International.


His tweets weren’t helpful considering Amnesty international is running this campaign:



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  • spollyike

    Fantastic comments really, especially the one about being popular online.

    • Mr_Blobby

      Try this one.

      “Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”

      • johnbronkhorst

        Yes…mental note to self….stop arguing with “teachersrock”!!

        • Dave

          And JB, its okay to argue with Meg, Gayguy, Kosh and his/It’s other alias’s

    • Garbageman

      totally agree arnt we a precious bunch these days, i plan on using that one at work today

  • maninblack

    what a thick fucker.. why would he tweet that in that job? Its not a big challenge to not tweet that sort of thing..

  • Rodger T

    Humour not allowed in todays climate of compulsory offence taking at the tiniest opportunity.

  • snakebit

    Im sure even the mentally ill can take a joke… its not in bad taste.

  • Muffin

    Bit OTT

  • kevin

    This tweeting caper is great… a window into these fools minds.

  • Grantavius

    I think the fact that the head of the self-righteous was expelled by the self-righteous is the most amusing facet of this tale.

  • Mr_Blobby

    Question. How much did mr silly first name syndrome get paid for speaking on behalf of the great unwashed and oppressed.