Author Topic: Things that make you go What the F**k?  (Read 484710 times)

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Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« Reply #4590 on: January 03, 2018, 01:21:02 PM »
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyatlov_Pass_incident

How does one come across things like  this?
The Snopes website had an article on it a couple of days ago which popped up on my twitter feed.

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Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« Reply #4591 on: January 08, 2018, 03:36:39 PM »
I saw this H&M row in the press today. I would be interested to get peoples views on whether this is racist?

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/shopping/hm-sparks-outrage-coolest-monkey-14126158

My view is that it is the PC brigade going out of their way to get offended. I have kids, numerous nephews and nieces and have both called them monkeys and bought and received tshirts with "Little monkey" etc  on them. I know this row has blown up because it was a young black (is that PC??) lad  in the advert and there probably would have been no reaction if it was a white kid. No one in their right minds can honestly think this was a racist action by H&M. However, i genuinely believe this faux outrage by PC crusaders only serves to deepen divisions and create disputes.  I know I would never have even thought of the shirt  in that context until I read about the social media reaction.

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Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« Reply #4592 on: January 08, 2018, 04:07:40 PM »
Little monkey is a term of endearment for kids, and is related to their penchant for mischief or messing around. I call my daughter a little monkey all the time. I also call her a goose for similar reasons. It's related to the behaviour, not the appearance.

That said it was daft to have a little black lad wearing it, as the racist connotations are too obvious.

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Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« Reply #4593 on: January 08, 2018, 05:08:38 PM »
I saw this H&M row in the press today. I would be interested to get peoples views on whether this is racist?

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/shopping/hm-sparks-outrage-coolest-monkey-14126158

My view is that it is the PC brigade going out of their way to get offended. I have kids, numerous nephews and nieces and have both called them monkeys and bought and received tshirts with "Little monkey" etc  on them. I know this row has blown up because it was a young black (is that PC??) lad  in the advert and there probably would have been no reaction if it was a white kid. No one in their right minds can honestly think this was a racist action by H&M. However, i genuinely believe this faux outrage by PC crusaders only serves to deepen divisions and create disputes.  I know I would never have even thought of the shirt  in that context until I read about the social media reaction.

No doubt H&M had some kind of equal opportunities policy so that a proportion of hoodies would feature people of different races and this one happened to feature a black kid. Strange that someone didn't call stop though.
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Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« Reply #4594 on: January 08, 2018, 05:22:18 PM »
I saw this H&M row in the press today. I would be interested to get peoples views on whether this is racist?

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/shopping/hm-sparks-outrage-coolest-monkey-14126158

My view is that it is the PC brigade going out of their way to get offended. I have kids, numerous nephews and nieces and have both called them monkeys and bought and received tshirts with "Little monkey" etc  on them. I know this row has blown up because it was a young black (is that PC??) lad  in the advert and there probably would have been no reaction if it was a white kid. No one in their right minds can honestly think this was a racist action by H&M. However, i genuinely believe this faux outrage by PC crusaders only serves to deepen divisions and create disputes.  I know I would never have even thought of the shirt  in that context until I read about the social media reaction.

I suspect that is because you have never been called a monkey or told to go back to the jungle because of your race ::)

No one said it was intentionally racist by H&M but it's definitely completely inappropriate and poor taste.

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Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« Reply #4595 on: January 08, 2018, 07:29:39 PM »
H&M should introduce a wee skitter range which would avoid racial connotations .
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Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« Reply #4597 on: January 12, 2018, 01:58:57 PM »
Crazy!!

 I love the way they won't drop girls from the school title though. (apologises for the link but it was a choice between it and the sun)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5252471/Top-grammar-school-bans-calling-pupils-girls.html




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Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« Reply #4598 on: January 12, 2018, 03:17:01 PM »
Crazy!!

 I love the way they won't drop girls from the school title though. (apologises for the link but it was a choice between it and the sun)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5252471/Top-grammar-school-bans-calling-pupils-girls.html
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« Reply #4599 on: January 12, 2018, 03:19:25 PM »
Crazy!!

 I love the way they won't drop girls from the school title though. (apologises for the link but it was a choice between it and the sun)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5252471/Top-grammar-school-bans-calling-pupils-girls.html
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 hmmm!

Time for the red pen....
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Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« Reply #4601 on: January 17, 2018, 04:59:49 PM »
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jan/17/gary-speed-one-of-four-players-coached-by-barry-bennell-to-have-killed-themselves

 
Gary Speed was one of four players from Barry Bennellís junior football teams who killed themselves later in life after being coached by the man now charged with multiple sex offences against young footballers, the jury at Bennellís trial was told.
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« Reply #4602 on: January 17, 2018, 09:23:53 PM »
https://www.rte.ie/entertainment/2018/0117/933896-matt-damon-apologises-for-sexual-abuse-comments/


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Matt Damon has apologised for the widely criticised comments he made in December about the wave of sexual abuse allegations in Hollywood, telling US TV show Today: "I really wish I'd listened a lot more before I weighed in on this."

He said last year: "I do believe that there's a spectrum of behaviour and we're going to have to figure, you know, there's a difference between patting someone on the butt and rape or child molestation.

Seems rational comment is a crime these days within the wave of liberal bullshit.

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« Reply #4603 on: January 18, 2018, 12:02:44 AM »
https://www.rte.ie/entertainment/2018/0117/933896-matt-damon-apologises-for-sexual-abuse-comments/


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Matt Damon has apologised for the widely criticised comments he made in December about the wave of sexual abuse allegations in Hollywood, telling US TV show Today: "I really wish I'd listened a lot more before I weighed in on this."

He said last year: "I do believe that there's a spectrum of behaviour and we're going to have to figure, you know, there's a difference between patting someone on the butt and rape or child molestation.

Seems rational comment is a crime these days within the wave of liberal bullshit.

Agreed.  Thereís absolutely nothing wrong with Damonís original statement IMO.

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« Reply #4604 on: January 18, 2018, 12:19:13 AM »
No one was saying patting someone on the butt was the same as rape, though.

Damon making the sorts of logical jumps that would mean he'd fit in very well around here.