Rupert Murdoch
Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch backs down after 'jihadist cancer' tweets

RUPERT Murdoch's ill-advised tweet following the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris last week was met with social media uproar and a #RupertsFault hashtag.

The mogul had tweeted the below, much to the offence of many of his 553,000 followers, hours after French police killed three Islamist hostage-takers at a Jewish supermarket and printing warehouse:

 


But, following a trolling campaign from comedian Aziz Ansari and some strong words from Harry Potter author JK Rowling, he has since attempted to clarify the remarks:

 
 

Four hostages were killed by gunman Amedy Coulibaly in the kosher store, who was suspected of fatally shooting a policewoman the day before.

Brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi, who stormed the offices of the Charlie Hebdo magazine and gunned down 12 people on Wednesday, were killed after holding a man hostage in the printing warehouse.

Murdoch was also recently criticised for sending a tweet congratulating the Australian Daily Telegraph for being the first to report on the "bloody outcome" of the Sydney siege in December 2014.


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Bushfire reported near Glen Esk

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Newly planted trees stolen straight out of soil in parklands

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