Social workers sacked over Gary Glitter email
Circulated 'inappropriate' image
Fifteen social workers from South Lanarkshire Council have been given their marching orders for circulating an email featuring a picture of convicted paedophile Gary Glitter "carrying a bag with a child's head superimposed on it", Sky reports.
The council was alerted to the email by a "disgusted" worker. Most of those sacked worked at South Lanarkshire's office in Ruthrglen, near Glasgow, and a spokeswoman confirmed more heads may roll.
She said: "As of today a number of employees across the council have been dismissed and others have received final written warnings over the circulation of the email. The image is one currently circulating throughout the United Kingdom.
"The image is totally inappropriate and represents a gross misuse of council email. A council investigation is continuing and we are working through the disciplinary process." ®
In case you're wondering what all the fuss is about, we reckon the picture in question looks something like this.
Perhaps a reason for the hypersensitivity is this:
"Lanarkshire has been announced as the host of the International Children's Games in 2011."
According to wikipedia
i got that email too
It wasn't half as funny as the other Gary Glitter joke I got sent either. Something about him being into bondage I think it was... you know - a "tie" on his....
Umm, overreact much guys?
After seeign tha timage, i remembered it from somewhere (failblog or something) so i did a search, there's one link here (http://www.errorforum.com/fun-n-light-error/15896-chinese-take-away.html) that's from 2007. Granted, 'shopping some child molester in the pic maybe seen as a little outrageous... maybe. Then again, maybe some manager just had no sense of humor or was still butt-sore from her uncle givingher an enema when she was 12...
@ Peter Kay
If you want to be really pedantic then technically paedophilia is the sexual attraction to *prepubescent* children.
An attraction to someone who is under the legal age of consent but who has started puberty is not paedophilic. Not the the Faily Fail or any of the other tabloids care about that - so long as they sell papers!
People Without Dark Sense of Humour Will Show Their "Dark Side" By Different Media.
I'm afraid i saw that too many times in my life.
i am sorry for those that have lost their job in this hard times.