Edwina Currie accused of insulting Paralympians

Edwina Currie was forced to defend herself on twitter after she said that the Paralympic athletes from Italian were "gorgeous, even in wheelchairs."

Many twitter users were shocked and accused her of insulting people who use wheelchairs. She has not apologised, saying her comments were supposed to be a compliment.


@siouxsie Get off with the patronising. Look at them: they are gorgeous, and they're in wheelchairs. I bet they'd agree


Paralympics Opening Ceremony

The Paralympic opening ceremony has begun at the Olympic Stadium in London.