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Thread #161296 Message #3831617
Posted By: The Sandman
10-Jan-17 - 03:53 AM
Thread Name: blacked up morris dancers abused in uk
Subject: RE: blacked up morris dancers abused in uk
"Wonder how we would raect to an Asian comic act showing a stereotype flat-capped Englishman staggering home from the boozer and kicking the shit out of his wife and kids - not well, I suspect"
It depends how well the comic act was performed, i might laugh i might be bored.
There is absolutely no need for morris dancers to be attacked or violently abused, on the other hand if they covered their faces with any other colour it would stop the problem.
Some might argue why should they change colour, after all it is not racial discrimination, no one is being segregated or made to sit in a certain part of a bus, some people then argue it causes offence, but then it could also be argued offence is in the eye of the beholder.
if we took these arguments to extremes....Should the New Zealand rugby team be prevented from doing their war dance, because it is a tribal war dance and therefore divisive and anti another tribe.
should the derby tup be stopped because it might be offensive to vegetarians., or an onlooking sensitive ewe or ram.
I leave this decision to those that have a direct link to god and communicate with him regularly, like Joe Offer.