John Cleese’s Oscar Pistorius Tweet About “Legless Defense” in Reeva Steenkamp Murder, Angers Followers

On the same day South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius was charged with murder after he fatally shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, Monty Python’s John Cleese sent a tweet that raised eyebrows:

While I believe John Cleese’s “legless” comment was a pun, it can be considered very insensitive to the family of Reeva Steenkamp.

Joan Rivers also sent out a similar tweet that was met with a great deal of criticism:

Separately, a bloody cricket bat was reportedly found in Oscar Pistorious’ home and there are reports the model was shot in her hip first and then ran to the bathroom, where she was shot multiple times.

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 John Cleeses Oscar Pistorius Tweet About Legless Defense in Reeva Steenkamp Murder, Angers Followers
Janet Shan is a freelance journalist, blogger and social media consultant. Janet specializes in political and social commentary, as well as business writing. She is the founder and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette. She is putting the finishing touches on her new novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay, Jamaica.