A Student of History

January 24, 2008

PC UK does it again!

Filed under: PC — John Maass @ 7:04 am

Britain does it again!  I’m convinced the UK is the most politically correct place on earth, steadily undermining its culture and heritage.  Here’s the latest:

A story based on the Three Little Pigs has been rejected by a government quango in case it offends Muslims. 

The digital remake of the children’s classic was criticised by Becta, the education technology agency, because “the use of pigs raises cultural issues”.

Officials also attacked the story – called The Three Little Cowboy Builders – for stereotyping the building trade.  It is the latest in a string of bans slapped on seemingly innocuous children’s stories and nursery rhymes.

In the past, Baa Baa Black Sheep has become Baa Baa Rainbow Sheep to satisfy race relations, the Seven Dwarfs have been axed from Snow White to avoid offending the vertically challenged and the ending of Humpty Dumpty has been censored for fear of upsetting sensitive children.

More here.

1 Comment »

  1. I heard part of this earlier today and thought it was a joke! “The Three Little Cowboy Builders – for stereotyping the building trade” – You have got to be kidding!!??!!

    Honestly, I must live in a parallel universe. Sometimes I listen to the news and believe I am the only sane person left on the planet.

    This is laughable. I’m part Irish – I suppose the Lucky Charms leprechaun should offend me. 🙂 Just wait, someone will think of it.

    Comment by Richard Williams — January 24, 2008 @ 3:05 pm | Reply

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