Man Who Made Madeleine McCann Hoodie Now Targets Parents
The man who created the 'disgusting' and 'sick' mock-up of Madeleine McCann's head on a H&M hoodie has made two new images - featuring Kate and Gerry McCann.
Kieron Marsh posted the two new images of the missing girl's parents wearing hoodies with the words 'Mum of the year' and 'Dad of the year'.
I'm absolutely disgusted with H&M certainly will not be shopping there again first Maddie now Kate and Gerry:rage: pic.twitter.com/qS8TBTA0lu
- Kieron Marsh (@MarshKieron01) January 15, 2018
Sharing the snaps he wrote: "First Maddie now Kate and Gerry absolutely disgusted with H&M."
Last week Marsh sparked fury after sharing a mocked-up image of Madeleine with the slogan 'Hide and seek champion'. Posting on Twitter, he captioned the image: "Absolutely disgusting from H&M. I'm ashamed!"
The post was liked, retweeted and commented on by tens of thousands of people.
Absolutely disgusting from H&M I'm ashamed!! pic.twitter.com/il6rhIP2Vy
- Kieron Marsh (@MarshKieron01) January 11, 2018
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The McCanns called the post 'tasteless' and 'offensive', according to a friend, who told the Sun: "It's the start of the New Year and they can't believe all this tasteless rubbish is resurfacing again. It's so offensive and so unnecessary."
Despite the backlash on social media, Marsh insisted it was just a bit of fun.
He told LADbible: "I just thought there had been a few that had gone up and I just thought I'd join the bandwagon to have a bit of a laugh and I didn't expect it to take off as much as it did.
"To be fair, in my mind it's just a bit of banter and if people can't handle it then sod 'em."
According to psychologist Dr John Synott, there are between 100 and 150 abusive comments about the McCanns on social media and message boards every day.
In October last year, a man named Daniel Gearie posted a photo of himself wearing a 'Madeleine McCann' costume - a blond wig and Everton FC top - and came in for a lot of abuse online, with people calling him 'sick' for dressing as the little girl.
In a public social media apology, Gearie said: "At the weekend I made the most incredibly stupid, vile and disgusting decision of my life. I can honestly say that I am embarrassed and disgusted by my own behaviour and can only apologise for any offence that I caused anyone."
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