Thursday, 28 April 2011

Its Political Correctness gone mad!

Now I know that this person is not a celebrity...yet, but i got so annoyed when I read this I couldn't help but rant about it.

Pub singer Simon Ledger was arrested whilst doing a performance at the Driftwood beach bar in Sandown, Isle of Wight for singing 'Kung Fu Fighting' whilst a Chinese couple walked past. Simon regulary features the song during his act but on this occasion a Chinese couple walking past found the song 'racist' and contacted the police who later arrested him. Now Simon fears he could face a criminal record for singing a song that was number one in 1974. So does that mean the music industry was being racist at that point? Or was it that political correctness was not as important back then?

“We were performing Kung Fu Fighting, as we do during all our sets," Ledger told the Daily Mail.
“People of all races were loving it. Chinese people have never been offended by it before. But this lad walking past with his mum started swearing at us and making obscene hand gestures before taking a picture on his mobile phone.We hadn’t even seen them when we started the song. He must have phoned the police.”

Hampshire police confirmed that Simon had been arrested for racial harrassment but he has not been charged because there was not enough evidence. They have also said that anyone who feels that they are a victim of racial abuse has every right to report it, and they will treat it seriously and help protect the integrity of the victims.

Now I haven't seen the video that the lad took but unless Simon was pointing at him, making fun of him, its clear that it was not sung for anyone specific. Also if he was going to be arrested then shouldn't John Lennon of been as well when he sung 'Ebony and Ivory', there was no mention of Chinese people living in perfect harmony with the other two. Or even Carl Douglas who originally released the song!

Political correctness has gone mad and it has made common sense a thing of the past. I read a story about a woman who had her car vandalised and called the police for assistance, only to be told that an officer would not be sent out as it is a minor incident. When she wrote a letter to complain about the treatment she recieved. The local Chief of Police sent a letter to her stating. 'Whilst I have every sympathy with you being a victim of a crime...Many of those who have committed the crime are victims themselves. To my knowledge, some of our prolific offenders are heroine addicts who live in our worst house area.' How is that the lady's fault that they are addicts, she obeys the rules and pays for everything she has, so that is no excuse.

If political correctness continues down this road, then we will have to help burgulars take our TVs to their car just incase they trip over a rug and sue us for any injuries which are caused.

Good luck to Simon Ledge. Hopefully he won't recieve a criminal record and can continue to entertain the public for years to come.

Thanks for reading guys and gals x

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