Some people aren’t happy with this ‘gammon’ thing and here are the only 11 responses you need
There’s been a backlash against the use of the term ‘gammon’ to describe white men of a certain age and political viewpoint.
You know, people like this.
Whatever happens, hopefully politicians will start listening to young ppl after this. This Great Wall of gammon has had its way long enough. pic.twitter.com/N0ZWI3wMuM
— Ben Davis (@bendavis_86) June 8, 2017
Some people say it’s wrong to call people gammon, offensive even, and should be stopped forthwith.
People like this MP, for instance.
I'm appalled by the term "gammon" now frequently entering the lexicon of so many (mainly on the left) & seemingly be accepted. This is a term based on skin colour & age – stereotyping by colour or age is wrong no matter what race, age or community. It is just wrong
— E Little-Pengelly MP (@little_pengelly) May 13, 2018
It’s prompted no end of debate online, as you might imagine, and here are our favourite responses to the whole thing.
Is gammon a racist term for racist white people? No. Is it funny to watch racist gammons claim gammon is racist because they have never experienced racism and desperately want to be seen as victims? Fuck yes.
— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) May 12, 2018
“Gammon is a terrible word to call somebody, you little loony leftard snowflake traitor remoaning virtue signaling fucking cuck” pic.twitter.com/Jy3eC2EtxX
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) May 13, 2018
No "gammon" is not a racial slur. Nobody has ever been abused in the street, denied service or threatened with deportation because they're an angry old white man with cheeks like two slices of Wiltshire.
— Adam Bienkov (@AdamBienkov) May 14, 2018
I don't use the term gammon but my goodness hasn't it helped white men realise that they are the true victims of racism.
— Aditya Chakrabortty (@chakrabortty) May 14, 2018
If you took the time to understand why "gammon" is not a racial slur you would no longer be gammon. The gammon paradox.
— Sam Whyte (@SamWhyte) May 11, 2018
I'm trying to make this simple enough for the average gammon (or DUP MP) to understand. If you're in the middle section, it's your own choice… pic.twitter.com/zT92Enng47
— Pete Sinclair (@pete_sinclair) May 13, 2018
Sad to hear you can’t say gammon anymore. I’m cheering myself up with a pub lunch pic.twitter.com/bIa1fyPMZl
— Jason Spacey (@Jason_Spacey) May 14, 2018
Middle aged white men, who think political correctness has gone too far cos you can’t call it a Paki Shop anymore, complaining to The Times that they’re being marginalised by racism through being called gammon.
Paul Gilroy did not prepare me for this.
— Ash Sarkar (@AyoCaesar) May 14, 2018
I’ve done the Gammon Test on myself and proved it’s not a racist term:
✅ Middle aged
✅ Florid cheeked when my dander’s up
✅ Generally a bit angry
❎ All brexity and racist
Result: NOT GAMMON
— MꙬse Allain (@MooseAllain) May 14, 2018
Don't like being called gammon? Fair enough. Back to cunts it is then.
— kath 🙀❄️🇪🇺 (@KathyBurke) May 14, 2018
keep nearly getting involved in the gammon debate then remembering that literally nothing has ever mattered less
— Marie Le Conte (@youngvulgarian) May 14, 2018