The BSFA would like to apologise for a tweet made by one of its committee members on Friday 2nd September. As has been stressed from the outset, we do not endorse either the choice of wording or the sentiments expressed in the offending tweet.
The BSFA committee is composed of a group of volunteers, all of whom are passionate about science fiction, all of whom are individuals with their own distinct views. In this regrettable instance a very personal viewpoint was expressed by one such using a personal account, but one still seen as closely linked to the organisation.
This should not have happened and steps have been taken to ensure that it does not happen again. A letter of apology was also sent to Mr Moffat, the victim of the malicious tweet, the same day. Mr Moffat has responded very graciously, assuring us that he understands the circumstances and has taken no offence with the BSFA.
Nonetheless, the BSFA do wish to apologise sincerely to all those who were offended on Mr Moffat’s behalf.