Irish Top Gear producer receives torrent of abuse from trolls following Jeremy Clarkson sacking
Irish producer Oisin Tymon has been getting horrific personal abuse online following the sacking of Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson.
A BBC investigation found that Clarkson subjected Tymon to “an unprovoked physical and verbal attack” which required hospital treatment.
He threatened to fire the producer a number of times and the physical attack only ended after another person intervened.
Tymon did not make any complaint to BBC bosses over the incident and an investigation was only launched after Clarkson himself made a report about the incident.
Despite these facts trolls are targeting Tymon online.
Twitter user @Mrglovinglife wrote: “OisinTymon should be sacked what a #ballbag I think @JeremyClarkson described you perfectly #softc***”
@dpopov7 wrote: “OisinTymon you f*ckin' c***!”
Oisin Tymon had to go to A&E !!! let's hope he visits the morgue VERY soon , arsewipe !!!— Paul Richer (@PaulmRicher) March 25, 2015
@mynameiusandey wrote: “Dear #OisinTymon U act like a p****....If u are offended punch someones face....But u've chosen the girls way of solving problem”.
I literally want to go on a hunting spree for Oisin Tymon and just randomly punch him in the face anyone up for that? #Clarkson— TJay Middlebrook (@TJayMiddlebrook) March 25, 2015
@russlewis76 wrote: “Man up you p****, you got punched by a older man #P**** #OisinTymon”. Thanks to your wining and not being able to take a punch from a old man Top Gear will NEVER be the same #w*****”.
@txcda wrote “wish that c*** #OisinTymon had a Twitter. How dare he get @BBC_TopGear off the TV? I'd punch him too”.
Hundreds of more trolls are directing abuse at the Irishman. However, many more are rushing to his defence.
One wrote: “It's worrying that people think it was perfectly acceptable for Clarkson to punch #OisinTymon. How many of you assault your colleagues? Odd”
Author Owen Jones said:
Knuckle-draggers are ranting at Oisin Tymon because he had the temerity to be verbally abused, threatened and punched. Actual scumbags.— Owen Jones (@OwenJones84) March 25, 2015
Others called on Clarkson to call on his fans to stop abusing the producer.
The BBC has also received criticism for sacking Clarkson.
However, Wicklow-born BBC presenter Dara Ó Briain hit back at the criticism saying:
Pretty funny seeing columnists today so desperate to somehow criticise the BBC they're arguing that punching junior members of staff is ok.— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) March 25, 2015