Toby Young resigns from Office for Students
He steps down from a position on the board amidst debate over prior controversial comments
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Toby Young resigns from new university regulator ‘Office for Students’ amidst controversy over comments made prior to his appointment to the board.
The comments - consisting of sexist and misogynistic remarks, amongst other things - were posted on his personal Twitter account, and, despite the fact that he has deleted up to 40,000 tweets since 2009, the remarks still came back to haunt him.
His resignation follows a petition that gathered almost 220,000 signatures, as well as criticism from many MPs, reporters, and even the Prime Minister herself.
Some defend Young stating that he is the latest victim of Twitter's 'mob mentality', whilst many others are satisfied with what they see as social justice.