Sian Lloyd apologies after comparing Swansea traffic jam to ‘holocaust’

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Welsh TV presenter Sian Lloyd has apologised after comparing Swansea traffic to a holocaust.

The former ITV weather presenter posted the tweet on Monday afternoon after travelling from a hotel near the city centre to the Mumbles area.

Having been held up in for more than an hour, she referred to her journey as “yet another traffic holocaust”.

She also referred to her journey as “the worst ever” and criticised traffic management in Swansea.

Her tweet read: “Yet another traffic holocaust in Swansea today. Probs the worst ever. Over 1 HOUR to get to the Village Hotel from Mumbles. Took sis 1 hr 40 mins to Neath earlier. Everything is wrong about traffic management in Swansea.”

 

She received criticism online and moved to clarify her comments to her 73,000 Twitter followers.

The word ‘holocaust’ is defined as “destruction or slaughter on a mass scale, especially caused by fire or nuclear war”.

However, the word ‘Holocaust’ – with a capital h -in an historical context refers to the death of millions of Jewish people in concentration camps across Europe during the Second World War.






Two of the tweets sent by Ms Lloyd after receiving criticism online

Following criticism, she apologised for any offence caused and said she was “half Jewish”.

She said: “I wrote and meant the noun with a small h, a bona fide word, an not the awful historical noun with a big H. A big mistake to have used that noun. So sorry to have offended folk.”

Ms Lloyd has since deleted the tweet.

Wales Online has approached her for a comment.



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