Annemarie Plas says after bullying by ‘hateful few’ she won’t try to raise awareness of Clap For Heroes
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“After receiving abuse and threats from “a hateful few on social media,” the founder of Clap For Our Carers and Clap For Heroes has distanced herself from today’s event. During the first lockdown, the original Clap For Our Carers took place every Thursday, with millions of people across the UK going to their front doors at 8 p.m. Celebrities, influencers, politicians and public figures, including the royal family, rushed to support the movement that began in Europe, to cheer and clap pots.
Annemarie Plas, a London-based Dutch woman, has said she has been “Clap For Heroes,” after relaunching the campaign on Wednesday under the new title “attacked with personal insults and threats against me and my family by a few hateful people on social media channels.”
“She urged people to make their own decision on whether to clap on Thursday. In a statement, Plas said, “I have no intention of making a political statement and will not put my loved ones at risk, regardless of their views and reasons why they think this is an acceptable way to behave. I have no political agenda, I am not employed by the government, I do not work in PR, I am only an average stay.
As a result, I have decided to disassociate myself from the applause scheduled for tonight and will no longer try to raise awareness. “She added, “I recognize the frustrations and frustrations that some feel. Nevertheless, to personally denigrate me or try to destroy the goodwill and positive intentions of the national applause and the millions of people who want to take a few moments on a Thursday.
She advocated an annual event, saying at the time that the public had ‘shown our appreciation’ and it was now up to ministers to ‘reward’ high achievements.” “I share some of the views that some people have about it being politicised without becoming too political,” she told the PA news agency before the final clap. “I think the image is beginning to change and I don’t want the applause to be.
But on Twitter, with the negativity that Plas expected, the public overwhelmingly welcomed the relaunch. Some said “his time is up,” while medical professionals posted messages asking people to “please do not slap us.” ” Others had alternative suggestions for the event. “We could clap for heroes, but we could also boo for Boris,” said one.Plas, however, said the national applause at 8 p.m. Thursday had not been canceled. “I don’t have the authority or the right, nor do I want to dampen the show of positivity and unity of those who understand what we stand. It was produced (and wanted to put it back) in the first place,” she said. “At 8 p.m. it can and should absolutely always happen. If you want and want to applaud your heroes on an individual and personal basis tonight, it is up to each individual to determine how necessary or worthwhile they think it is to attend.