Millennial Influencer: WW2 Studies Too ‘Intense’ for Young Students

A millennial “influencer” and reality TV star is catching heat in Britain for suggesting that schools there tone down their teaching about World War II and focus more on things that are relevant in today’s day and age.

Instagram celebrity Freddie Bentley, 22, appeared on ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” show and told the hosts that subject is “too intense” for young students and schools should be devoting more time to topics like Brexit and climate change.

“Instead of focusing so much on our history and holding on to this past … we can let it go a little bit. I’m not saying get rid of it totally, but let it go a little bit and replace it with a subject that is going to be more relevant,” Bentley said. “I don’t think encouraging death or telling how many people died in a world war is going to help.”

Bentley also suggested that schools put more emphasis on practical subjects like personal finance.

His comments didn’t go over well in the United Kingdom, which lost 383,000 soldiers and nearly half a million civilians between 1939 and 1945. Viewers of the show, firing back on Twitter in response to the video posted, were left gobsmacked.

“They sit there playing war games on their PlayStations and X-boxes and then tell us they get traumatized by history lessons?” wrote one, “God help us with these fools as the adults of tomorrow.”

Bentley, a contestant on the reality TV show “The Circle,” appeared on the show after current cast members of “The Apprentice” sparked controversy by being unable to recall the year that World War II started.

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Screwtape
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Maybe we deserve what we created. We have Socialists who have NEVER lived under it but love it. All that “free” stuff paid by others. ““They sit there playing war games on their PlayStations and X-boxes and then tell us they get traumatized by history lessons?” wrote one, “God help us with these fools as the adults of tomorrow.” They are weak, fools, and losers who somehow feel entitled to things they have NEVER EARNED. Let’s see how they might fare were they subjected to actual privations. “Oh noes! I can’t get on the net! My cell phone stopped working!… Read more »

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That there are things like “influencers” says a lot about the weakness and stupidity bred by Western Culture. At least Jihadis have a “cause”.

What the hell is wrong with people that they would choose “influence” and historical ignorance?

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The gayblade needs to go try on some new lipstick shades and leave the kids alone.

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