Man in ‘threat’ tweet case gets some funny backers
LONDON (AP) - Comedian Stephen Fry is among those supporting a British man appealing his conviction for tweeting that he would blow up an airport if his flight was canceled.
Chambers insists he was joking, but a court convicted him of sending menacing or offensive messages.
His lawyer argued that by that measure, William Shakespeare could have been convicted for quipping, “Let’s kill all the lawyers.”
One judge responded Wednesday: “That was a good joke in 1600 and it is still a good joke now.”