Thursday, December 13, 2007

Ho, ho, ho! Santa just keeps on laughing...

Since I mentioned it in my last post (in an edit posted this morning), I thought I'd go ahead and make a post about it.

I'm sure that most of us read the stories coming out last month about how Santas in Australia have been banned from saying "ho ho ho", right? And, of course, this was seen by many as being a huge sign of the PC monster. Look around the web and you'll see tons of websites, forums, and blogs decrying the move as just one more example of how PC people are ruining it for everyone.

Of course, you'll see very few people who actually admit that they were wrong, and that the entire story was bunk/a hoax/sour grapes from a fired Santa.

Anyway, I know that I've complained about it before, but, seriously, I'm so very tired of seeing people whine and complain about the horrors of "political correctness". Particularly when most of the examples seem to be fabrications or, at the very least, serious misrepresentations of the facts.

I'm thinking I should start compiling lists of all the things that are supposedly PC garbage that's ruining people's fun, to see how many of them actually stand up to scrutiny, or how many of them are total bunk. Anybody care to contribute their favorite/least favorite example of someone shouting "you're just being PC!" about something?


roses said...

I'll try to think of more, but the most recent one was when that white guy at the government party dressed up as a black prisoner, complete with dreadlocks and bronzer on his face to darken his skin. I got called "too PC" for agreeing that the costume was inappropriate. I didn't even use the word racist, just inappropriate, and I still got yelled at for being "PC". Ugh.

Anonymous said...

I can't think of anything off the top of my head, but if do recall anything I'll make sure to leave a link. Can't wait to see that list, though.