A regional BBC weather presenter named Ray Ofsun has ‘stepped down from his social media presence’ after his Twitter was bombarded with messages decrying his lack of faith in Britain's ability to be sunny.
The report had been backed up by extensive research from the MET Office, dark clouds were bulging with weight, there had been a red sky in the morning, and the cows were all sitting down. Plus, it had already started raining a little bit.
Twitter users hurled accusations of ‘scaremongering’ and over two thousand tweets called the qualified meterorologist a ‘comprainer’.
Speaking on LBC, a caller named Owen noted “Britain was sunny in 1957 and saying that it won’t be sunny now is simply undermining the country’s spirit”.
James O’Brien responded to the caller by doing that laugh that he does that looks like a spaniel trying a lemon.
A spokesperson from Project Fear, a group notoriously difficult to get a comment from, denied any links to Ofsun, saying they never deal in things as uncertain as weather predictions.
“We mainly scaremonger by politely explaining how things actually work” said the representative. “Meteorology is a bit wishy washy for us to forecast”.
One conservative MP branded Ofsun’s remarks “ludicrous and insulting to the intelligence of the British people”.
He has since relocated the headquarters of a sun cream manufacturer he holds majority share in to the south coast of France.
This has been a Fake News article (that's right, this isn't real) by Kieran Macfadzean.
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