A British reality TV star sparked outrage by urging people not to send “prayers” to victims of the Sri Lanka terror attacks — instead attacking Christian missionaries in the devastated nation as “cult leaders.”
Andy West, who found fame in 2016 on the UK’s “Big Brother,” sent the controversial tweet about the suicide bombings that killed at least 321 and injured 500.
“There is no excuse for terror attacks against innocent people but as a journalist I saw Western Christian missionaries unscrupulpusly [sic] converting Buddhist orphans for food and shelter after the Asian tsunami. Don’t send your prayers,” he wrote.
He was met with a furious backlash, with one Twitter user calling on West to “have some decency.”
“Delete this and never even think to say anything this callous ever again,” another told him.
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SOURCE: New York Post, Lee Brown