Carmarthen business denies ‘anti-Welsh language’ comments after bad reviews
A Carmarthen shop has responded after being pelted with bad reviews after a businesswoman bemoaned the Welsh language on Twitter.
Joan Willson, who describes herself on Twitter as a businesswoman and professional seamstress, had taken to social media to say that “We English here in Wales are holding the Welsh Language at bay”.
She also argued that “Children are not going to benifit [sic] from Welsh in England” and “you want to learn a language then learn one which will be useful outside Wales”.
The Facebook page of the Busy Lady Boutiques shop in Carmarthen denied any association with the comments after seeing a deluge of one-star reviews.
The page responded by saying: “To all our customers who were offended as we are by the unpleasant Posts which a few people posted tonight.
“I can assure all, that my sister and I are not anti-Welsh or racist in any way. Joan and Pat.”
The Facebook page had received 21 one-star reviews and one two-star review in the last 10 hours.
“Very disappointed by the anti-Welsh comments as you are a business owner in Wales,” Siriol Teifi Edwards wrote. “Definitely won’t be shopping here.”
“I don’t care what is being sold here but you get one star for your post against the Welsh language in Carmarthen,” wrote Christopher Griffiths.
“You live in a Welsh language area, if you don’t like it you can always live in a non-Welsh speaking area.”