Sometimes, that little inner voice intervenes and tells you that a course of action you thought was totally brilliant may not be such a good idea. For minor thesp Tracy Ann Oberman, that voice appears not to have been present, or maybe was ignored, as she continued what appears to be an obsessive pursuit of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Tracy Ann Oberman
Ms Oberman has clearly made her mind up that Jezza is A Very Bad Person Indeed, and so when she saw Corbyn in the cafe bar at the Park Theatre, she took a photo of herself, with him in the background, telling her followers “Now being trolled by Jeremy and Whitewash Chakrabarti at my own workplace”. That Jezza is the local MP and a longtime supporter of the Park Theatre was not allowed to enter.
San Smith felt the need to point out to her “Yes because visiting the theatre that you are on the advisory board of, is 'deeply sinister’”. Corbyn is on the advisory board of the Park Theatre, along with David Lammy, Esther Rantzen and Ian McKellen. Aaron Bastani added “He helped set up the theatre. Very much a community MP”.
Claire Pozner also had a correction for Ms Oberman: “That’s not Shami, it’s his wife. It’s their local theatre, I’ve seen them there loads of times. Ask Jez or any of the ushers ... and yours isn’t the only show on there”. Ms Oberman is featuring in the play Mother of Him. And OK, it’s possible that both Ms Chakrabarti and Laura Álvarez were there with Jezza.
There was clearly insufficient appreciation for whatever point Ms Oberman was trying to make, though, so off she went once more, with another photo, this time just of Jezza and his party. “This is STILL making me laugh” she enthused. And it was at this point that his son Tommy decided he had seen enough trolling, and said so.
“[Tracy Ann Oberman] You nasty troll. My dad has been a friend and supporter of the [Park Theatre] since it opened in 2013 and helped in setting it up. The fact you think your presence is even worthy of a second thought is laughable”. Ms Oberman wasn’t having that without indulging in a little gratuitous misrepresentation.
“Tommy it was a joke you stupid boy. But while you’re here let’s have a chat about the hate and misinformation you’re quite happy spreading. You have helped kill a once great Party”. WHAT? He’s not spreading anything - he’s just putting her straight. Is he a Labour member? Did she bother to find out? Whatever. Back to the trolling.
Ms Oberman then managed to annoy Tommy Corbyn’s partner Chloe Kerslake Smith, who in exasperation told her “I don't know you. Don't follow you. You know fuck all about me. You posted three creepy, tacky, unfunny tweets and got called out for it in one tweet by Tommy. You've now posted over 10 times. Mad one. Enjoy your Sunday”.
And while Ms Oberman went to the Jewish Chronicle, claiming Tommy had “intimidated” her and “set his Labour outriders” on her [No. Just no], one Tweeter had seen enough. “Tommy Corbyn stood up for his dad after Tracy Ann Oberman creepily took a picture of him and posted it to her followers. Oberman then has the nerve to then complain about trolling. She's now going after Tommy's girlfriend. This is abusive behaviour”.
That’s what it looks like from here. Maybe Ms Oberman should stick to acting.
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