GMB guest sparks furious ageism row over claim youth ‘don’t understand’ social distancing
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The Good Morning Britain (GMB) guest suggested younger generations being more “touchy feely” have contributed to spreading the coronavirus over the past few weeks. Nina Myskow insisted young people “can’t keep their hands off each other” and have struggled to understand the concept of socially distancing. Ms Myskow said: “The problem is, and you don’t need a piece in The Times to explain it, that young people can’t keep their hands off each other.
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“We all remember being young. It’s longer ago for some of us than others but there are hormones. When you’re young the world is there for you to take.
“I’m saying young people don’t seem to understand anything about social distancing.”
She continued: “One of the charming things about the younger generation is that they’re very touchy-feely, they hug each other a lot so this had to come to a screaming halt.
“Well, the Government’s mixed message is the problem, nobody understands what’s going on, the facts have not been laid down when they should have been.
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“But young people are not being responsible because they are not suffering from the virus the way older people are.”
Her comments however sparked the furious reaction of viewers, who took to social media to express their opposition to Ms Myskow laying part of the blame of the resurgence of COVID-19 cases on inattentive youngsters.
One user wrote: “Young people make up the majority of the workforce in catering and retail, coupled with making them go back to school, college, uni etc. Can you really blame them solely? We can only do what we are told. #gmb”
Another added: “Yes it’s all OUR fault for using a scheme designed and introduced by the Government and taking their guidance. Well done. You’ve fallen for the oldest trick in the book by turning on each other. F****es. #gmb”
One wrote: “Blaming young people is scapegoating. Ageists antics. Smh Man facepalming #gmb @GMB #DoubleStandards.”
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