Belfast Telegraph

Monday 30 March 2015

Let's not judge her too harshly

Deaths from the NekNomination video craze are tragic and shocking. And some of the excesses truly revolting. But while I accept she should probably have known better, I can't help but feel sorry for judge Rosemary Watters (above), who has apologised after a video appeared online showing her downing a shot of spirits and adding, "neck and nominate."

In the great scheme of things, it's hardly the most obvious example of incitement to irresponsibility. I wonder if she even knew the video was to be posted online. And if we are to take something positive from it, shouldn't we be impressed that for once a member of the judiciary appears to be aware of current social trends? Unlike those dinosaurs on the bench who need just about everything relating to popular culture explained to them.

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