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The Call Cenntre Star Ursula Presgrave Vile Facebook Post Says Children With Downs Syndrome Should Be Put Down

September 16, 2015

An outspoken former cast member of TV show The Call Centre has sparked outrage after claiming children born with Down’s Syndrome should be “put down”.

Ursula Presgrave – who burst onto screens last year as the tattooed, foul-mouthed worker who clashed with boss Nev Wilshire in the show – has previously caused uproar after writing a vile Facebook post about missing child Madeleine McCann.

Now Ursula, from Swansea, has come under fire again for writing that children born with Down Syndrome should be put to death.

She posted on her Facebook page: “Anyone born with down syndrome should be put down, it’s just cruel to let them lead a pointless life of a vegetable.”

‘Created an absolute riot’

More than 550 people have commented on the post with users describing it as “vile”, “sick”, and “attention-seeking”.

One user, Tracy Louise Thomas, 40, from Bridgend, said she was completely outraged by the post.

Ms Thomas said: “She has created an absolute riot with her status. It has gone viral and is causing outrage. “I think she has managed to offend everyone. Nearly 600 people have commented on the post and all of them are outraged.
“I am not even friends with her on Facebook and it showed up on my timeline.

“This girl thinks because she was on TV she can do and say what she likes. Something needs to be done.

‘Hateful and offensive’

“My niece suffers from Down’s Syndrome so a lot of the things she said hit home. She’s using other people’s suffering to draw attention. It’s disgusting.”

Ms Thomas said she contacted Facebook asking them to take Ursula’s post and profile offline but claimed they had declined to do so.

She said: “I reported it to Facebook and told them I wanted the post taken down because it was hurtful, hateful and offensive.

“Around 15 minutes later they got back to me and said they had reviewed the post and her profile and they could not take it down because it did not breach their codes of conduct or standards.

“It’s ridiculous.”

We have asked Facebook for a response.

Amy Clarke from Mencap said: “I was shocked and upset to hear the hurtful comments that Ursula Presgrave made about people with a learning disability. I have a learning disability and lead a full and independent life. I do the same things as everybody else; I have a job, friends and enjoy watching TV and films. I think that as somebody in the public eye, she has a responsibility to think before she speaks. It is hurtful to make comments like this and she should apologise for them.”

Madeleine McCann ‘joke’

A number of people expressed their disgust on the post to which Ursula replied with comments such as “YAWN” and “Next joke?”

The 24-year-old was roundly criticised last year after posting what she called a “joke” about Madeleine McCann on her page.

She wrote: “Hate to tell you darling but you look like a r***d version of Madeline (sic) McCann, just saying”.
Speaking at the time she said: “It was a joke and there are jokes out there worse than that.

“It was not really aimed at Madeleine McCann, it was not aimed at anyone particularly.”

Ursula has not responded to requests for a comment.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Maria permalink
    September 16, 2015 12:53 pm

    If all the people with down syndrome had been put down, that would have deprived me of some very interesting conversations I have had with some people who happen to have the condition. Ii am sorry to hear that someone would be so small minded, to even say such a thing.

    • The Infamous Culex permalink
      September 16, 2015 1:18 pm

      It is obvious that the foolish woman has never heard of Aktion T4, or knows how it started the Shoah.

      For all we know, she may even believe that the Holocaust is/was a left wing myth.

  2. September 16, 2015 12:55 pm

    That bitch should be put down!!!

    • The Infamous Culex permalink
      September 16, 2015 1:15 pm

      Please refrain from calling that horrid creature a bitch, as that is a gratuitous calumny against female dogs.

      Most female dogs have far better manners, even if they lick one’s face shortly after licking their nether regions.

  3. The Infamous Culex permalink
    September 16, 2015 1:11 pm

    Arsula Pressgrave seems to be an appropriate candidate for late term, post natal abortion.

  4. September 16, 2015 1:19 pm

    Reblogged this on perfectlyfadeddelusions and commented:
    That is disgusting and uncalled for.

  5. The Infamous Culex permalink
    September 16, 2015 9:00 pm

    Might she have broken her Community Supervision Order?

  6. September 17, 2015 9:45 am

    Reblogged this on Sasson Hann and commented:
    What annoys me about the article below is the attitude of Facebook to these things, and over time it’s now why I don’t bother with the site.

    A couple of years ago, someone set up a group about ‘scroungers’. It regularly sported posts about the use of violence against claimants, and other vile things. Many of us complained to FB, but they refused to take down the group.

    In contrast, if someone posted a comment like Ursula did on a site like the Guardian, the moderators would have taken it down straight away. The fact that FB allows such posts says a lot about the company and its standards.

    Ignorant people shouldn’t be allowed to get away with such vitriol without challenge.

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