A comedian has spoken out about the “ableist abuse” she received following her appearance on Question Time last night.
Rosie Jones, who has cerebral palsy, said she had been abused about her “appearance” after appearing on the show alongside education secretary Nadhim Zahawi, shadow foreign secretary Lisa Nandy, LBC’s Nick Ferrari and NFU president Minette Batters, to discuss the most pressing issues in current affairs.
Some viewers tweeted during the show that they couldn’t “understand” her speech and that her voice was “annoying”.
Jones said she wasn’t “surprised” by the abuse but that she would continue “speaking up”.
She said: “The sad thing is that I’m not surprised at the ableist abuse I’ve received tonight regarding my appearance on Question Time.
Funny that only those that claim not to understand Rosie Jones are the ones that don't like what she said #bbcqt
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Elsewhere in the show, shadow foreign secretary Lisa Nandy attacked the government for “not investing” in children and prioritising schemes like Eat Out to Help Out last year. The panellists also discussed the supply-chains crisis and the allegations made against Prince Andrew.