Why did Liz Truss resign from the British PM position?
Liz Truss resigned from her post as the British Secretary of State for Education on Sunday, June 11th, after digitally tagging a photo of a dead wild boar with “boar hunting #sad” on Twitter. The tweet quickly went viral, garnering thousands of negative responses and criticism, with many accusing Truss of being cruel and insensitive.
The tweet has since been deleted, but not before screenshots were taken and spread online. The BBC reports that Truss initially defended her actions by saying that she was trying to highlight the issue of invasive species in the UK and show how sport hunting can be detrimental to wild populations. However, she later backtracked, saying that she “deeply regret[s] the position [her] tweet has put [her] department in.”
Many have called for Truss’s resignation, with many saying that her actions reflect badly on the UK and its reputation as a tolerant and inclusive society. In a statement released on Monday, June 12th, Truss apologized for her actions and resigned from her post. She also said that she will “accept any consequences that may result from them.”