[Ed. – And yes, Yanks do the same thing. The West turns itself into a big pile of radioactive waste, one PC meltdown at a time.]
He helped mankind land on a comet, but Dr Matt Taylor may end up being remembered for his risqué sartorial judgement rather than his scientific acumen.
The space scientist broke down in tears today and apologised for wearing a gaudy shirt which featured cartoon images of women wearing bondage gear and firing guns.
During a press briefing this afternoon on the progress of the Rosetta mission, Dr Taylor, the lead scientist, appeared visibly upset and struggled to speak.
Eventually he said: “I made a big mistake and I offended many people and I am very sorry about this.” …
In recent days the heavily-tattooed London scientist had become a firm favourite with the public for his unlikely appearance and enthusiastic interviews.
But the shirt has divided opinion, with many women in the science community accusing Dr Taylor of sexism.
Astrophysicist Katie Mack said earlier this week “I don’t care what scientists wear. But a shirt featuring women in lingerie isn’t appropriate for a broadcast if you care about women in science”.