Stormzy has called on Jacob Rees-Mogg, a Conservative politician, to step down and away from his job after he suggested that the victims of the Grenfell Tower are to blame for their own deaths.
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The tragedy ended the lives of a reported 72 people on 14th June 2017 when a faulty refrigerator caught fire on the fourth floor. It spread rapidly up the building’s exterior and burned for sixty hours.
Days ago, Mogg insulted them by insinuating that they may have been to blame for their own deaths because they obeyed instructions from the fire brigade to remain indoors as the building burned.
The more one’s read over the weekend about the report and about the chances of people surviving, if you just ignore what you’re told and leave you are so much safer.
And I think if either of us were in a fire, whatever the fire brigade said, we would leave the burning building. It just seems the common sense thing to do.
Stormzy was horrified…
Mogg issued an apology…
I profoundly apologise.
What I meant to say is that I would have also listened to the fire brigade’s advice to stay and wait at the time.
However, with what we know now and with hindsight I wouldn’t and I don’t think anyone else would.”
I would hate to upset the people of Grenfell if I was unclear in my comments.