A sampling of Facebook comments in reaction to the Armchair Mayor’s editorial, “Chief Gottfriedson’s name added to list of politicians who self-destruct on social media,” published Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016.
Annette Platana: One moment of stupidity/immaturity does not a character make. Please weigh a lifetime of level-headedness in public service against this lapse of common sense. Do it again, though, and it becomes a 3 or a 5 on the scale of losing trust, and a beginning of a pattern. Cut a break, here.
Tony Bittner: Overreacting from people who lead very boring lives what’s wrong with this picture it was meant as a funny photo between friends who cares it’s pretty bad if friends can not poke fun at eachother
Denis McQuaig: I have known Shane and his loving wife and family along time. They have been role models of dedication to the greater good of the people. This one act of poor judgement does not define them or the important work that they do. Thank you, Shane for the public apology and act of humility. You role modelled that we are all human and prone to mistakes but capable of acknowledging our wrong doings and moving on to greater good. Meegwitch.
James Thompson: He has been and will continue to be a person I appreciate and admire !!
Scott James Munro: This is not a Politician self-destructing, it is a perfect example of the times we live in where if you post something that may offend some person somewhere it can ruin your life…People are becoming way to fragile
Allye Meszaros: Who “self-destruct”. Are you serious right now? He made a wee mistake. He resigned. People are far too sensitive nowadays. I could see it if he took a picture of his crotch and plastered it all over Instagram. That for sure would be “self-destructing”… but cmon. People are so overreacting over this, that it’s not even funny.
Mitch Williams: Say you’re sorry, promise to take some sort of course and move on. Silly tweet but this is a career killer? Come on. There is important work to be done.
Jaymz Bethell: Gottfriedson has done great things and is a great man. That his lifetime of work can be so quickly undone over a goofy photo is truly pathetic. He’s a human. He goofed off. Slightly inappropriate but gimme a break which of us isn’t sometimes .. what a joke. Hypersensitivity.
Cassandra Marie: Poor taste whether he is a politician or not. At least he resigned though.