Our 9 favourite reactions to Toby Young’s cringeworthy Prince Andrew self-own
After watching the Duke of York’s car crash TV interview and seeing the fallout, insistent commentator, Toby Young, felt he should weigh in with some fairly useless advice to HRH, unless he’s in possession of a time machine, that is.
Now logic, as well as Young’s subsequent explanations, suggest that he was referring to the foolishness of doing such an interview, rather than any illegal activities carried out by the prince’s child-trafficking former – now late – friend, Jeffrey Epstein. But his tweet very much looked like a horrible self-own, which is almost his stock in trade.
Whose fault is it if you rape underage girls?
Everybody: Uh, your own
Galaxy brain Toby Young: Wrong! It's the non-existent woman who should have stopped you. pic.twitter.com/UpP7afTQOT
— Jumping the snark (@Dani_L_112) November 21, 2019
“WHO AMONGST US (without our tough, sensible, no-nonsense wives) WOULD NOT HAVE DONE EXACTLY THE SAME THING AS THE DUKE OF YORK HMMMMM???????” pic.twitter.com/xsKbTcNM29
— Sorcha Ní Nia (@Luiseach) November 21, 2019
Saying that your wife is basically your own personal copper tasked with preventing you from porking underaged girls isn’t the astute observation he thinks it is pic.twitter.com/Vykph8jJbI
— Gwdihŵ 🦉 (@youwouldknow) November 21, 2019
Toby Young isn’t a sex offender/paedo because his wife won’t let him. https://t.co/dPikoT9BJo
— Michael (@Michael_Dunn4) November 21, 2019
Hang on. Is Toby Young saying here that if it wasn't for the fact he got married he'd be involved with trafficked teenagers? pic.twitter.com/Zgxknraafo
— Mark "Collapsible Truncheon" Thompson (@MarkReckons) November 21, 2019
Good point by Toby Young – it’s only natural that any man not kept under close surveillance by a woman will inevitably spend all their time rogering underage girls in mansions. pic.twitter.com/U9w5hFZp3X
— Parody Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson_MP) November 21, 2019
Toby Young married his mum, pass it on pic.twitter.com/pAR7ZE5Jau
— Mollie Goodfellow (@hansmollman) November 21, 2019
Get that sentiment on a valentines card bruv. “To my dearest wife. You’re the reason I’m not a paedo” https://t.co/PtN3wPKPFT
— Carl Donnelly (@CarlDonnelly) November 21, 2019
Never has someone forgetting their wife’s anniversary while having a strict content brief been so obvious. pic.twitter.com/tosZcZDKjj
— Rhys James (@rhysjamesy) November 21, 2019
Writer, Sarah Dempster, reacted not to the content of the tweet, but to the fact that it was, yet again, ill-thought-out and self-damaging.
I see Toby Young has tweeted his tweet again. pic.twitter.com/fq9v7wxIhx
— Sarah Dempster (@Dempster2000) November 21, 2019
When will the free-school founder learn?
Source: Toby Young, Twitter, Image: Twitter, Newsnight