Paris Brown: Did Kent ”police’ give her the job on account of her ‘racist’ and ‘homophobic’ tweets?
PARIS Brown is Kent’s 17-year-old youth police commissioner. Last Wednesday, the Sheerness teen became the county’s teenage crime tsar. For £15,000 a year, Paris Brown would keep yoof and police in touch with each other.
She’s been on Twitter. You might have read some of her (alleged) thoughts:
“I want to fucking cut everyone around me.”
Paris Brown works at Swale Council. No-one has been cut by her. She also tweeted:
“Been drinking since half 1 and riding baby walkers down the hall at work oh my god i have the best job ever haha!!”
“I really wanna make a batch of hash brownies.”
“Worst part about being single is coming from a party/night out horny as fuck and having to sleep alone.”
“Fucking hell why are the people from Direct Pizza so difficult to talk too!! IT IS CALLED ENGLISH. LEARN IT.”
On TV show Made In Chelsea:
“Everyone on Made in Chelsea looks like a fucking fag.”
“I don’t condone violence but im so pleased that my brother thumped the fat little ****.”
Paris Brown answers to Ann Barnes, 67, the elected Kent Police and Crime Commissioner. She says:
“You cannot condone any offensive tweets and I certainly would not accept anything like that now that Paris has been appointed but I wanted somebody for this job who was a typical teenager. There is no way I would think of removing her from her post and I am sure Paris will learn from this mistake and be able to move forward to making a success of the role like I know she will.”
Paris Brown referred to immigrants as “illegals” and travellers as “pikeys“.
She did all that before she got a job with the PCC liaising with the police. Did any of it help? Did the PCC and the police see her tweets as part of the application process and after reading them give her the nod. Did they think she’d fit right in.
Update: Paris apologises:
“I deeply apologise for any offence caused by my use of inappropriate language and for any inference of inappropriate views. I am not homophobic, racist or violent and am against the taking of drugs. If I’m guilty of anything it’s showing off and wildly exaggerating on Twitter, and I am very ashamed of myself, but I can’t imagine that I’m the only teenager to have done this. Just as one example, the line about ‘Hash Brownies’ is a reference to a Scooby Doo film. I have a genuine interest in working with young people, as demonstrated by my current work as an apprentice for a local authority helping teenagers in a local community.”
Why is everything in appropriate?
Update 1: Paris Brown should not worry. It’s not like she’s a public figure who broke any laws.