Pintman becomes unlikely symbol of London’s defiance in face of terrorist attacks (PHOTOS)
Given the horrific nature of the attack, opinion has understandably been divided online, in response to the image.
Some defended the man’s decision not to abandon his pint, highlighting that it encapsulated the British sense of humor, especially in times of crisis.
The people hating on this guy are blatantly NOT British. We find this a) funny and b) admirable.— Sgt.Big_Bubbles! (@Big_Bubbaloola) June 4, 2017
Nobody is ignoring the spilt blood but humour gives us the strength to fight for those who were hurt and killed. It's just how we do it here— Sarah Hallahan (@SarahHallahan1) June 4, 2017
It's London bridge ffs he's paid £5.50 for that pint— m i l l e r (@DrCMiller) June 4, 2017
Reacting to hate with humor. Well done Brits. 👍Mourn and remember the victims, but don't change.— Kristof Strijkers (@strijkers) June 4, 2017
Some were more sombre in their assessment of the situation, but were definitely in the minority.
How dare you make light of this horrific incident and make judgements about the innocent people involved. Shame on you.— Sovfefe Mason (@SophieMason3) June 4, 2017