Idiotic Virtue Signalling
A couple of weeks ago the Presidents Club Charitable Trust held a men only, boozy fund raiser at London’s Dorchester Hotel. Nothing unusual about that, the club has raised over £20 million for underprivileged children holding similar events.
What was unusual was that the Financial Times sent two people undercover to work as hostesses on the night. Wearing skimpy black outfits with matching underwear and high heels they reported that they were groped, sexually harassed and propositioned. What did they expect for Christ sake.
The so called scandal has not produced any police complaints or civil actions but has resulted in the disbandment of the Presidents Club. While the Financial Times and the undercover reporters are congratulating themselves on their exposé hundreds of underprivileged children will suffer the consequences. Well done you idiots!
Anyway, that is by way of background. When the story broke Great Ormond Street Hospital issued a statement:
“We are shocked to hear of the behaviour reported at the Presidents Club Charitable Trust fundraising dinner. We would never knowingly accept donations raised in this way. We have had no involvement in the organisation of this event, nor attended, and we were never due to receive any money from it. All monies raised in our name go to support vital work. However, due to the wholly unacceptable nature of the event we are returning previous donations and will no longer accept gifts from the Presidents Club Charitable Trust.”
This is a perfect example of senselessly stupid virtue signalling. The amount they have received over the years is £530,000 and giving it back to look good at the expense of underprivileged children makes me sick.
I am hoping that after they have slept on their decision and realize the consequences they will change their mind, but I am not holding my breath.