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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Political Correctness marches on...Kung Fu Fighting is not allowed....

First the song Money for Nothing is banned by the Canadians...now this...

This has got to be one of the most ridiculous stories in recent memory. A man has been arrested in the Isle of Wright for singing “Kung Fu Fighting”. The reason? A Chinese man and his mother happened to walk by at the time and were offended. From the Telegraph:

Simon Ledger says he fears she will end up with a criminal record for performing the 1974 disco classic at a seafront bar on the Isle of Wight on Sunday after two people walking past apparently took offence.

The 34-year-old, from the island, regularly features Carl Douglas’s 1974 number one hit in his set when he performs at the Driftwood Beach Bar in Sandown.

But after striking up the melody in front of customers at the weekend he noticed a man of Chinese origin walking past with his mother, making gestures at him and taking a picture on his mobile phone.

He said that he later received a telephone call from police – while he was dining in a Chinese restaurant – asking him to meet officers about the incident.

He was then arrested and questioned before being bailed.

Hampshire Police said that it had been following up a complaint of racially aggravated harassment.
“We were performing Kung Fu Fighting, as we do during all our sets,” Mr Ledger, 34, told The Sun.

“People of all races were loving it, Chinese people have never been offended before.”

A police spokesman said: “Police are investigating an allegation of racially-aggravated harassment. A man from Shanklin was arrested.”
OK...I'm offended by a lot...but filing charges against an idiot for playing "Cop Killer" would probably not go far. And this crap of "racially aggravated harassment"...damned, Orwell is laughing himself silly.

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