So I know I won’t be the first, or indeed the last person to blog about this today. Today being the 25th of September, the day that gave us ‘Shicklegate”
For those of you that haven’t been on Twitter the last couple of hours here is a link to the resignation letter of a former London MEC employee that has become an internet phenomenon in less than a few hours. The letter openly lambasted the former employee, Kieran Allen’s, boss for his alleged general mistreatment whilst at the company and gives a rather scathing account of Greg Shickle’s alleged misconduct.
I’m not going to comment on the allegations here, or offer up my opinion on whether I think Kieran has or hasn’t made the right decision going public about his allegations. I think it is important to note that all allegations are just that and none of the facts have been verfied. You can read a statement from the company on The Drum which is their initial response.
What I am going to say however is that if there was ever a case study for how quickly this kind of thing can spread on social media then this is it! The letter has trended on nationally on Twitter, there is a spoof Twitter account for Greg Shickle @shicklegreg , it has made the front page of The Sun Online and has been covered by Loaded Magazine. The internet has generally gone mad!
My favourite thing to happen in the furor however has to be this Downfall parody video, created just now to sum up the drama …. Enjoy!