Thursday, 6 October 2005

Don't Eat Pigs 'cause they're made from Ham... Eat that nasty Butcher Man!

What the?! AA Milne's cute little Piglet character is now evil??!...

In a bizarre fit of madhouse-PCness, the Conservative Party controlled Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council (in the UK's West Midlands) have decreed that "all work pictures and knick-knacks of novelty pigs and 'pig-related items' will be banned".

This frenzy follows a complaint by one Muslim employee of the Council. The ban extended to another employee's personal box of tissues (because the box featured the cartoon characters Winnie the Pooh, and his little friend Piglet).


(As the Telegraph points out, Muslims regard pigs as "unclean"... apparently even cartoon pigs, wearing scarf & bright colourful singlet ;-)

It follows another mad incident, where fast food giant Burger King went into its own PC-frenzy, withdrawing ice-cream cones from all its British restaurants. This behaviour followed a complaint from a Muslim customer, who claimed the creamy swirl symbol on the lid resembled the word "Allah" in Arabic script!!?!

* Cox & Forkum: Perils before Swine
* Hat tip: Sir Humphrey's: Funny if it weren't true

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2 comments:

  1. Dan Kauffman Says:

    Oh they are not upset, they just want to see how many concessions we will make.

    Odd there isn't any outcry against images of dogs, which are considered FAR more unclean than pigs by a factor of 7.


    http://www.angelfire.com/ky/kentuckydan/CommitteesofCorrespondence/index.blog?entry_id=1095414

  2. Heine Says:

    I know where you got that title from, I was a huge "Oink" comic fan myself and HAD that very record when I was very very young!