There’s a time and a place to say certain things and blundering newscaster Adam Boulton really put his foot in it this week.
Last week the nation was heartbroken to hear that TV legend Bruce Forsyth had died.
The sad news made headlines and was even mentioned on bulletins on the BBC.
While many viewers were happy to see tributes to the entertainer on their news shows, Sky News’s Adam Boulton thought it was inappropriate.
In fact, just hours after the announcement of Bruce’s passing, he went as far as to Tweet that the TV host’s death was “inconsequential” and “not lead news”.
Viewers were furious with the insensitive comment and took Adam to task over it – and it wasn’t long before Bruce’s own flesh and blood got stuck in.
Sir Bruce’s daughter Debbie Matthews appeared to support several tweets from angry fans of Sir Bruce by “liking” their replies to Boulton.
One post read: “If your father happened to be Bruce Forsyth would you be tweeting that?
“No. show some respect to the guy’s family. I guess empathy is a gift.”
Debbie, 62, also liked Tweets that branded Adam’s comment “unnecessary”, and another that said it was “insensitive to say the least”.
Then Piers Morgan got involved and told Adam: “Brucie entertained this country for 70 years.”
Adam, clearly not understanding that the British public have a big place in their hearts for Bruce, hit back with a comment about Trump.
To which Piers then replied: “Bruce wasn’t just showbiz.
“He represented everything that is great about Britain – talent, charm, humour, work ethic & love for his family.”