The comic, who has ataxic cerebral palsy, appeared on the BBC political debate present alongside secretary of state for training Nadhim Zahawi, shadow international secretary Lisa Nandy, president of the Nationwide Farmers’ Union of England and Wales Minette Batters, and LBC journalist Nick Ferrari.
In a tweet posted within the early hours of Friday morning (eight October), Jones wrote: “The unhappy factor is that I’m not shocked on the ableist abuse I’ve acquired tonight concerning my look on Query Time.
“It’s indicative of the nation we dwell in proper now. I’ll carry on talking up, in my fantastic voice, for what I consider in.”
Many viewers have been sharing their assist for Jones on Twitter, with one fan posting: “Folks actually pay cash to listen to Rosie Jones communicate, it’s her f***ing job.
“For those who can’t perceive her, that seems like a you drawback. Attempt really listening as a substitute of being an ableist d***head on the Web.”
One other noticed that Jones was “by far essentially the most articulate panellist” on Query Time and stated the “gobs****s on right here taking the piss out of her have to have critical phrases with themselves”.
Comic and Pointless host Richard Osman stated Jones was “altering the world for the higher”.
“Which is a gig you didn’t apply for, however there you might be, up on the stage,” he stated in a reply to Jones’s tweet. “Very proud to know you.”
Nandy additionally commented on the abuse geared toward Jones, tweeting: “I had the pleasure to fulfill Rosie Jones final evening. She talked a lot sense on #BBCQT and the viewers actually appreciated it. Waking as much as see this social media abuse is vile. Solidarity Rosie.”
Journalist Frances Ryan wrote: “It’s exhausting to precise how pathetic you should be to mock a disabled individual daring to be in public. That’s why illustration is so necessary – so disabled persons are your boss, your TV host, your MP, your mysterious horny crush. Like to Rosie who we’ll PROTECT AT ALL COSTS.”
The controversy was hosted by Fiona Bruce in Aldershot, Hampshire, with viewers members asking questions of the panel.
Based on the NHS web site, ataxic cerebral palsy is “when an individual has stability and co-ordination issues, leading to shaky or clumsy actions and typically tremors”.