James Jordan slams those still socialising amid coronavirus crisis as ‘murderers’

Ex Strictly Come Dancing star James Jordan got into a war of words on Twitter on Friday as he slammed those still socialising during the coronavirus crisis.

The professional dancer, who has recently welcomed his first child, tweeted that those still going to pubs and ignoring government advice on social distancing are ‘murderers.’ 

A follower replied, explaining that she had to go to a pub to work and earn money for her family, prompting James to tell her to ‘worry about finances after it’s all over.’ 

Concerns: Ex Strictly Come Dancing star James Jordan got into a war of words on Twitter on Friday as he slammed those still socialising during the coronavirus crisis

Concerns: Ex Strictly Come Dancing star James Jordan got into a war of words on Twitter on Friday as he slammed those still socialising during the coronavirus crisis

‘If anyone is stupid enough to still go out to pubs etc and mix unnecessarily with their friends because they believe they are at low risk.

‘Not only is this selfish but if you do pass on the virus & someone else dies, in my opinion that makes you a murderer!’ James tweeted, adding the hashtag ‘#StayAtHome’.

The tweet gained 1.5k likes in just an hour, but some criticised James’ choice of words.

One replied, explaining: ‘I work in a pub in an evening to bring money in so that my family can afford the food that is no longer left of the shelves’.

Views: The professional dancer, who has recently welcomed his first child, tweeted that those still going to pubs and ignoring government advice on social distancing are 'murderers'

Views: The professional dancer, who has recently welcomed his first child, tweeted that those still going to pubs and ignoring government advice on social distancing are ‘murderers’

‘The electricity & gas that we need especially since I won’t be earning. Coming from a celebrity who still has money I am NOT a murderer for doing this!’ she wrote.

James replied, telling her he too had to worry about paying the bills, writing: ‘Everyone in the world in the same position luv xxx I’ll let you pay my bills…. we all have them.’

‘I’m sure many people reading this have been effected massively financially not just you. Worry about finances after it’s all over Plus you don’t know my financial situation.’

Earning: The tweet gained 1.5k likes in just an hour, but some criticised James' choice of words. One replied, explaining: 'I work in a pub in an evening to bring money in'

Earning: The tweet gained 1.5k likes in just an hour, but some criticised James’ choice of words. One replied, explaining: ‘I work in a pub in an evening to bring money in’

Bills to pay: James replied, telling her he too had to worry about paying the bills, writing: 'Everyone in the world in the same position luv'

Bills to pay: James replied, telling her he too had to worry about paying the bills, writing: ‘Everyone in the world in the same position luv’

The debate continued as the woman replied, pointing out it wasn’t possible to put off money concerns.  

‘I know, but it’s not as easy to worry about it later as it’s all happening now,’ she tweeted. ‘Correct I don’t know your financial situation. You’ve just had a baby I know it’s a lot. I’m no murderer. The amount of people coming in has gone down, they still come. Take care of your family x’ 

‘I understand it’s hard.. it was also hard for the older generation when they went to war,’ James told her. ‘We are being asked to stay at home. This is going to be the hardest thing the world has to face in our lifetime but we must all do what’s right to bring it to an end. I wish u all the best.’   

Tough time: The debate continued as the woman replied, pointing out it wasn't possible to put off money concerns

Tough time: The debate continued as the woman replied, pointing out it wasn’t possible to put off money concerns

On Thursday James revealed that his critically-ill father, Alan, is finally out of hospital after suffering a stroke and seizure last week.

The former Strictly professional, 41, took to Twitter on Thursday to thank fans for their support after ‘the most stressful time of his life’. 

James tweeted: ‘In a world which is very scary right now we’ve had some personal good news. My dad has finally come out of hospital.

Some good news: On Thursday James revealed that his critically-ill father, Alan, is finally out of hospital after suffering a stroke and seizure last week

Some good news: On Thursday James revealed that his critically-ill father, Alan, is finally out of hospital after suffering a stroke and seizure last week 

Grateful: The former Strictly professional, 41, took to Twitter on Thursday to thank fans for their support after 'the most stressful time of his life'

Grateful: The former Strictly professional, 41, took to Twitter on Thursday to thank fans for their support after ‘the most stressful time of his life’

‘He’s not quite there yet but I’m sure he will continue to get better. Once again I thank you for all your prayers and messages [heart emoji] #StaySafe #LoveToYouAll.’  

It comes after the Dancing On Ice 2019 winner shared a sobering post on Tuesday about the difficulties of juggling a newborn with caring for his critically-ill father amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

James’ father Alan was admitted to hospital last week after suffering a stroke, one month after James welcomed his first child with wife Ola Jordan.

The TV personality confessed he was struggling to cope during what had been the ‘most stressful time of his life’.

Taking to Twitter on Monday, James wrote: ‘Trying to juggle a new born with wife who is still recovering, my dad in hospital and the coronavirus.

‘I would like to think I’m a strong person but I’m going to admit it’s the most stressful time of my life. I’m still thinking of all of you! We must all stay safe AND #BeKind’.

New parents: James' father Alan was admitted to hospital last week after suffering a stroke, one month after James welcomed his first child with wife Ola Jordan

New parents: James’ father Alan was admitted to hospital last week after suffering a stroke, one month after James welcomed his first child with wife Ola Jordan

 


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