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    Default The 3 little what ??

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/e...on/7204635.stm

    The judges criticised the stereotyping in the story of the unfortunate pigs: "Is it true that all builders are cowboys, builders get their work blown down, and builders are like pigs?"
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    This is just pathetic, all I can say.
    Sometimes people just have to not care about what some people might find offensive, and in the case some people do, put a disclaimer on saying that they are stupid for getting offended by what they just got offended of in the context that it is put.

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    If broke back mountain hadn't made people think all cowboys were gay then a kids book will hardly make an impact. The fear of offending people on the other side of the world is getting quite nuts.

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    Lol it cracked me up. I don't think any muslim parents would get offended by it. The cowboy builders causing a social segregation is also weird, I don't think little kids would care about someone's job.
    Lol when I was a kid (4-5) I wanted to be a garbage man/fire fighter

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    If you go through life trying as hard as possible not to offend someones religious beliefs you're bound to lead a silly and stressful life.


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    I don't get it...=/

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    Well, if only it was restricted to religious beliefs ! What we can read here is far worse... if every work of art which contains a degree of stereotyping was to be banished, we would have nothing to read/watch :P

    I am sure even brain deficient kids will understand all builders are not cowboys and don't look like pigs, and I am really wondering if the judges smoked crack or something before the ruling

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    Naturally its a good thing, trying to avoid people gettin offended, but doubt that any would get offended by this, espacially the part where its says
    alienate parts of the workforce
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henchy432 View Post
    I don't get it...=/
    I second that.
    'No need to take me seriously. It's a forum.'

    I <3 the Village People. Everyone wants be a macho man. And join the Navy. And stay at the YMCA.

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    Yeah, this country has gone fucking PC insane. Its like police can't call a car accident an accident because it implies someone was at fault, instead they have to call it a road traffic collision (yes I stole that from Hot Fuzz, but it is true). And there is this obsession with organisations going out of their way just to please a Muslim minority that probably don't care, just so they don't get labeled as being politically incorrect, usually at the expense of others.

 

 
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