Every person who has criticised Lewis Hamilton for fleetingly referring to his hometown of Stevenage as a "slum" is perfect. Or they are hypocrites. It must be one or the other, given the speed and power with which Hamilton was slammed for a slip of the tongue that he almost immediately, in the moment, acknowledged was the wrong word.
One word. "Slums". That's all some people, who deserve medals if they have never made a verbal blunder in their life, needed to round on a five-time world champion.
"It's been a really, really long journey and it really was a dream for us all as a family to do something different," said Hamilton at last Sunday's BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards ceremony. "To, kind of, for us, to get out of the slums - well, not the slums, but to get out of somewhere and do something..."