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Here's what happens when you search for 'Stephen Fry' and 'disgusting'

It’s a little disheartening.

STEPHEN FRY IS getting married!

News of the impending nuptials of the comedian, actor and TV presenter and his partner Elliot Spencer hit the headlines this morning, with the actor acknowledging the story on Twitter.

He said that he had hoped the wedding would be a private affair but, well, that’s just a pipe dream now:

Fry’s (57) engagement to 27-year-old Spencer has raised some eyebrows due to the couple’s age gap. Others were still finding it difficult to come to terms with the idea of same sex marriage. And many were simply delighted for the pair.

Graham Norton Show - London Source: Ian West

One Twitter user noted:


In fact, this happened:

So, what does happen when you search for the unpalatable combination of ‘Stephen Fry’ and ‘disgusting’?

Some are simply disgusted

It’s unclear which element of the union Aaron finds so troubling.

Same goes for Haaris:

While for William it’s the 30 year age gap that’s the problem:

Others are calling out what they see as hypocrisy

Some are being tongue in cheek

And others are in support of Fry and his partner 

In reality, searching for ‘Stephen Fry’ and ‘disgusting’ on Twitter does not actually throw up a huge number of results.

The fleeting and changing nature of Twitter trends can mean that a relatively small number of tweets or searches appear to be more widespread than they actually are. There also appears to be some instances of tweet deletion in this case.

Either way, it doesn’t seem to be bothering Fry too much:

Stephen Fry is marrying his 27-year-old partner> 

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Emer McLysaght

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