The P C Madness thread.

wwkirk

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So for all the celebrity hypocrites who said they were running off to Canada because Trump was so evil I say 'have fun' because that Woke Horseshit is all over them and lately it doesn't sound like much fun up there anymore.
Virtually none of them ever emigrate to anywhere. In a way, it's funny, because they imagine a significant number of people would care if they did.
 

nivek

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Disney cast members getting woke makeover as part of gender-neutral push

Cinderella’s "Fairy Godmother" is apparently going woke, too.

Cast members at Disney's Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique now will be called "Fairy Godmother’s Apprentices" — instead of "Fairy Godmothers in Training" — according to Disney.

The change is an attempt for the theme parks to be more gender-neutral, Walt Disney World (WDW) News Today shared on Tuesday. The title change is already reflected on both the Walt Disney World and Disneyland websites.

The Disney blog, Streaming the Magic, also reported on the issue.

A post there noted, "This way cast members that might not identify as female can still be part of the process to dress up and style the children without having to refer to themselves as a female Disney character."

The "tweak" is part of a larger and ongoing move toward more inclusivity on Disney's part. Last summer, the company began omitting any use of the phrase "ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls" from its parks.

Some Disney fans reacted with outrage to the news on social media. One Twitter user suggested the title change now robs Disney of its "magic."


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Park visitors between the tender age of three and 12 can visit the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique for a Disney-style makeover.

The newly named Fairy Godmother's Apprentices are responsible for transforming the young guests into princesses or knights with hairstyling, makeup and a costume change.

The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is set to reopen on August 25, 2022, ever since it closed during the coronavirus pandemic.

One New York father, who has taken both his young children to Disney World in Florida, commented about the change, "I saw this [the change in title to ‘Fairy Godmothers in Training'] and I think it's absurd."

He added, "Having a daughter who did the Bibbity Boppity Boutique where this is being implemented just further cements my thoughts that I can't take my kids there anymore. They've gone full woke." He also said that in his opinion, "Disney's footprint will be greatly reduced within a decade because of things like this."


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nivek

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The progressive elite's naive soft-on-crime ideology is destroying America's cities. So how nauseating that Starbucks' woke boss only condemns it when it hits his own stores, writes MEGHAN MCCAIN

How nauseating Starbucks' boss only condemns lawlessness when it hits his stores: MEGHAN

It turns out not everything in life is as simple as it sounds in a political science class at Oberlin College. This is real life we are talking about. Conservatives and independents (heck everyone except these wild progressives) are not cruel. We are realistic. It didn't take much to look into the future and see that allowing crime to go unpunished and allowing the border to go unsecured would lead to problems. So here we are - CEOs and liberal leaders are looking around at each other dumbfounded. They thought that simply believing in a utopian society - would make it happen. It's a bitter cold brew blast of reality. Progressivism drags society backwards. Full stop.

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nivek

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'What do you call a lesbian dinosaur...?' Owner of Florida diner posts irreverent messages on its marquee - insulting town mayor and chief of police - to the amusement of motorists and the dismay of woke warriors

Owner of Florida dine posts irreverent messages on marquee insulting town mayor and chief

Rick Reed, 63, is part owner of Sweeties diner in Fort Pierce, Florida, and has used the restaurant's marquee to leave irreverent messages. At times the messages are direct jabs at Fort Pierce Police Chief Diane Hobley-Burney or Mayor Linda Hudson. The signs are seen by thousands of motorists on their way to I-95, on one of the highest-traffic corners in the city. One sign read: 'What do you call a lesbian dinosaur? Lickaloftop***'. The joke is believed to be directed at the police chief and mayor, though Reed denies it. Reed instead said that associating either the chief or the mayor with lesbian dinosaurs would be 'an insult to lesbian dinosaurs everywhere'. 'The signs are what they are. I'm not sure they offend anyone. For me, it's all about the First Amendment,' Reed tells DailyMail.com.

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nivek

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'If you're worried about offending people, you are not going to be very creative': Monty Python icon John Cleese slams woke culture for having a 'disastrous effect' on comedy

Monty Python star John Cleese has slammed woke culture for having a 'disastrous' effect on comedy. The veteran funnyman, 82, said he does not believe comedians have the freedom to be funny anymore, blasting today's cancel culture as the 'death of creativity'.

The Fawlty Towers icon, who has worked in the comedy industry for decades, told FreedomFest in Las Vegas, as reported by Fox News, that the current crackdown on jokes which could be perceived as offensive is putting off young comedians.

In recent years, Dave Chappelle, Kevin Hart, Jimmy Carr and Ricky Gervais are among the stars who have been criticized for their material, although they are still among the highest-paid and most successful comedians in the world.

Cleese said: 'I think it's particularly worrying at the moment because you can only create in an atmosphere of freedom, where you're not checking everything you say critically before you move on.

A lot of comedians now are sitting there and when they think of something, they say something like, "Can I get away with it? I don't think so. So and so got into trouble, and he said that, oh, she said that." You see what I mean? And that's the death of creativity.'

Cleese acknowledged that his audience tends to be older and less sensitive to jokes that may cause offence to certain sections of society.

He added: 'You can do the creation and then criticize it, but you can't do them at the same time. So if you're worried about offending people and constantly thinking of that, you are not going to be very creative. So I think it has a disastrous effect.'

The A Fish Called Wanda star said he believes no comedian should ever be 'canceled' for a joke, and taboo topics are often a source of humor.


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nivek

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Minneapolis theater CANCELS 1,500-ticket, sold-out Dave Chappelle show at last minute and apologizes for 'failing to be a safe space' after left-wing group's 125-signature petition threatened venue over star's 'transphobic' jokes

Dave Chappelle's Minnesota show at First Avenue was canceled hours before he was set to hit the stage after a far-left group called for it. The comedian, 48, has been receiving wide criticism after his Netflix special where he made transphobic jokes. First Avenue now apologized for the sold-out show and said it 'lost sight' of its standards at the prospect of hosting the huge comedian. 'We know we must hold ourselves to the highest standards, and we know we let you down,' it wrote in a statement. The show was then moved to Varsity Theater and became a 'phone-free experience,' which critics said was only to hide Chappelle's crude jokes. However, the comedian's fans said the venue gave Chappelle 'new material' and that moving venues didn't solve anything.

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nivek

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Dave has the last laugh! Chappelle takes to stage and pokes fun at 'transgender lunatics' after Minneapolis venue bowed to woke mob and forced him to move his sold-out show



Chappelle, 48, had been slated to play a sold-out show at First Avenue, a venue in Minneapolis. Tickets started at $129.50 and the venue had sold 1,500 - bringing in nearly $200,000 of sales, of which they would have taken a handsome slice. But hours before the show, First Avenue announced it was no longer willing to host. Their about-turn came as the result of a Change.org petition signed by 125 people who complained Chappelle was transphobic, and staff members who refused to turn up to the man the event. It was quickly moved to the nearby Varsity Theater and went ahead uninterrupted.

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nivek

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'I'd respect them more if there was at least one black person!' Dave Chappelle mocks protesters who forced him to move Minneapolis show over his 'transphobia' - and the fans LOVE it!



Dave Chappelle returned jubilantly to the stage in Minneapolis on Thursday night to blast the woke protesters who trying to cancel him, joking to the crowd of fans: 'I'd respect them more if there was at least one black person!' DailyMail.com was at the sold-out show at the Varsity Theater to hear Chappelle rattle off jokes about cancel culture and his ongoing difficulty using pronouns. Among fans was Maddy Russell, 27, who came to the show with her mother., Wenn Townsend, 52. Maddy was too little to watch Chapelle's sketch comedy show on Comedy Central but has watched all the stand up comedy specials. Her mother, meanwhile, wrote a paper on Chapelle's sketch about being a blind racist who is black. 'His jokes really seem intelligent and provoking,' Russell said. They posed for selfies outside the theatre, ignoring protesters who had lined up outside with signs calling Chappelle a transphobe. The comedian was seen exiting the theatre through a side door after dazzling the crowd, paying little mind to the fiasco earlier in the week.

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nivek

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North Carolina town's ENTIRE police department - four cops and a chief - quits on same day over 'hostile' black town manager who was fired from her last job for gender and racial discrimination

Small North Carolina town's ENTIRE police department quit on same day over 'hostile' town

The mass exodus transpired Wednesday, and saw five cops, including the force's chief of 20 years, hand in resignation letters to the town manager and city council. The maneuver left the town of Kenly, home to about 2,000 residents, with just three part-time officers to man the waning force. Even before the resignations, the department had been short-staffed, down from a norm of eight officers to five, the cops said - one of several complaints aired in the letter. The officers who resigned were also joined by two town clerks who also accuse the new manager, a progressive black woman who sued her previous employer - a county in nearby South Carolina - for gender and racial discrimination. Those accusations came after she had been terminated, and her suit was subsequently dismissed. The manager, Justine Jones, was hired last month - nearly eight years after her firing - an acquisition the town touted in a press release at the time. Kenly Police Chief Josh Gibson, however, did not share such enthusiasm Wednesday, when he and the six other city workers penned strongly worded letters to Jones giving their two-week notices.

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nivek

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Michael Johnson is accused of 'black racism' after questioning Nigerian athlete Tobi Amusan's time when she OBLITERATED 100m hurdles world record at World Championships in Oregon

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Athletics fans have accused track legend Michael Johnson of 'black racism' for questioning whether Nigerian sprinter Tobi Amusan's world record was valid. The 100-meter hurdler romped to victory in 12.12 seconds to beat Kendra Harrison's 2016 world record by 0.08 seconds at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon Sunday. Amusan was one of a succession of athletes to smash world records or their own personal best times. In the women's 100m hurdles alone, 12 of the 24 semi-finalists recorded their best times ever - and BBC pundit Johnson was instantly skeptical of the times recorded in the stadium.

The 54-year-old, who claimed four Olympic golds and eight World Championship golds in a stellar track career, took to Twitter after seeing how many athletes looked shocked at their own times. 'I don't believe 100h times are correct,' he wrote. 'World record broken by .08! 12 PBs set. 5 National records set. And Cindy Sember quote after her PB/NR 'I (thought) I was running slow!' All athletes looked shocked [sic]. 'Heat 2 we were first shown winning time of 12.53. Few seconds later it shows 12.43. Rounding down by .01 is normal. .10 is not.' Amusan became world champion in an even faster time later in the day at Hayward Field but the time did not count toward records due to a hefty tailwind. But fans on social media were not happy with Johnson for mentioning Amusan's world record, with one accusing him of 'black racism'.


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wwkirk

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Michael Johnson is accused of 'black racism' after questioning Nigerian athlete Tobi Amusan's time when she OBLITERATED 100m hurdles world record at World Championships in Oregon

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Athletics fans have accused track legend Michael Johnson of 'black racism' for questioning whether Nigerian sprinter Tobi Amusan's world record was valid. The 100-meter hurdler romped to victory in 12.12 seconds to beat Kendra Harrison's 2016 world record by 0.08 seconds at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon Sunday. Amusan was one of a succession of athletes to smash world records or their own personal best times. In the women's 100m hurdles alone, 12 of the 24 semi-finalists recorded their best times ever - and BBC pundit Johnson was instantly skeptical of the times recorded in the stadium.

The 54-year-old, who claimed four Olympic golds and eight World Championship golds in a stellar track career, took to Twitter after seeing how many athletes looked shocked at their own times. 'I don't believe 100h times are correct,' he wrote. 'World record broken by .08! 12 PBs set. 5 National records set. And Cindy Sember quote after her PB/NR 'I (thought) I was running slow!' All athletes looked shocked [sic]. 'Heat 2 we were first shown winning time of 12.53. Few seconds later it shows 12.43. Rounding down by .01 is normal. .10 is not.' Amusan became world champion in an even faster time later in the day at Hayward Field but the time did not count toward records due to a hefty tailwind. But fans on social media were not happy with Johnson for mentioning Amusan's world record, with one accusing him of 'black racism'.


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Is this an outlier reaction? In the comments for the NY Times article most support the reasonableness of Johnson's question.
Almost anyone can tweet almost anything.
 
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nivek

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Is this an outlier reaction? In the comments for the NY Times article most support the reasonableness of Johnson's question.
Almost anyone can tweet almost anything.

It does seem the friction is coming mainly from trolls and misfits on social media, which as you've mentioned, they can say about anything they want regardless whether its truthful or not...

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