Racists on the Daily Mail comment boards have reacted well to a call for people to stop calling them racist.
If there's one thing that Leave voters are apparently sick of hearing, it's that they voted leave because they're racist.
@JonRAustin Forgive me I'm not implying you are. I'm not racist either. I voted to leave because I do not believe in the European project— Andrew Weeden (@andrewweeden) October 22, 2016
@HackneyAbbott i am not racist, why is racist one sided, and I voted leave because I want my country back and so should you. EU only use us— ScorpioDog (@ScorpioDog) September 27, 2016
So you'd think that Daily Mail readers would be pleased when an article titled...
Don't brand Brexit supporters racist! Equalities watchdog insists people who voted Leave in the referendum wanted the 'best for the UK'
...comes along come.
But when that article did come along...
... Daily Mail readers used the comment section to prove that they were, in fact, massive racists after all. Not all leave voters of course, just the ones who took the time to comment on Daily Mail articles.
Twitter user The Daily Mail Reporter compiled the most alarming comments.
BREXIT: Racists on the Daily Mail comment boards have reacted well to a call for people to stop calling them racist. pic.twitter.com/xMjtwe6p2c— The DM Reporter (@DMReporter) November 28, 2016
That's a scary amount of upvotes on each racist comment, on an article about how not racist leave voters are.
Needless to say, non-Daily Mail commenters have found the comments shocking.