Society/Culture Has cancel culture gone too far?

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The BBC are not cancelling but censoring the Pogues’ Fairytale of New York, but only for the snowflake generation.

BBC Radio 1 is to air a censored version of the Pogues’ Fairytale of New York that removes the words “f*****” (rhymes with maggot) and “s***” (rhymes with shut) from Kirsty MacColl’s verse. Radio 2 will continue to air the original version, while 6 Music will allow its DJs to choose the version they wish to play.​
The BBC said: “We know the song is considered a Christmas classic and we will continue to play it this year, with our radio stations choosing the version of the song most relevant for their audience,” suggesting sensitivity over the words varies between Radio 1’s younger audience and the older listeners of Radio 2.​
Adopting the characters of an argumentative but sentimental married couple, MacColl sings to Shane MacGowan: “You scumbag, you maggot / You cheap lousy f***** / Happy Christmas your arse / I pray God it’s our last.”​

 

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The BBC are not cancelling but censoring the Pogues’ Fairytale of New York, but only for the snowflake generation.

BBC Radio 1 is to air a censored version of the Pogues’ Fairytale of New York that removes the words “f*****” (rhymes with maggot) and “s***” (rhymes with shut) from Kirsty MacColl’s verse. Radio 2 will continue to air the original version, while 6 Music will allow its DJs to choose the version they wish to play.​
The BBC said: “We know the song is considered a Christmas classic and we will continue to play it this year, with our radio stations choosing the version of the song most relevant for their audience,” suggesting sensitivity over the words varies between Radio 1’s younger audience and the older listeners of Radio 2.​
Adopting the characters of an argumentative but sentimental married couple, MacColl sings to Shane MacGowan: “You scumbag, you maggot / You cheap lousy f***** / Happy Christmas your arse / I pray God it’s our last.”​

Do they play WAP though?
 

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keep your head up and your pants tied and we'll be all together fighting for the same monastic personality..
see it is easy to drag your feet..
 

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Chief some more cancel culture for you...


These dicksnaps work for a publishing company. They are literally in the business of giving people a platform for their ideas. But OMG Jordan Peterson triggers me so that's a dealbreaker.

Consider the ridiculousness of their objections.

It bears repeating but no one is forcing these knobs to buy his book or read his book. That's entirely up to them. But they are insisting that no else should have that choice. They work in publishing. Their entire industry relies on giving people that option.
 

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Chief some more cancel culture for you...


These dicksnaps work for a publishing company. They are literally in the business of giving people a platform for their ideas. But OMG Jordan Peterson triggers me so that's a dealbreaker.

Consider the ridiculousness of their objections.

It bears repeating but no one is forcing these knobs to buy his book or read his book. That's entirely up to them. But they are insisting that no else should have that choice. They work in publishing. Their entire industry relies on giving people that option.
I suppose it’s like if you publish the annotated version of Mein Kampf versus the one with a foreword by Blair Cottrell and a swastika on the front?
 

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Peterson goes further, showing that part of life’s meaning comes from reaching out into the domain beyond what we know, and adapting to an ever- transforming world. While an excess of chaos threatens us with uncertainty, an excess of order leads to a lack of curiosity and creative vitality. Beyond Order therefore calls on us to balance the two fundamental principles of reality – order and chaos – and reveals the profound meaning that can be found on the path that divides them.


$30 for a red-pill repackaging of ancient Daoist and Stoic philosophy sold as 'enlightenment'? I'll pass.

Lao Tzu was chill as fu** and wouldn't get worked up over pronouns.

 

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Chief some more cancel culture for you...


These dicksnaps work for a publishing company. They are literally in the business of giving people a platform for their ideas. But OMG Jordan Peterson triggers me so that's a dealbreaker.

Consider the ridiculousness of their objections.

It bears repeating but no one is forcing these knobs to buy his book or read his book. That's entirely up to them. But they are insisting that no else should have that choice. They work in publishing. Their entire industry relies on giving people that option.
I read that, and IF those statements are true (not suggesting they aren't) then that is beyond reactionary. :rolleyes:
 

Carringbush2010

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Oh right. You think reactionary means "over-reacting". Have you been walking around using that word incorrectly your whole life?
Actually yes, I did misinterpret the meaning, apologies. Do I have to go to the naughty corner now? Or should I wait for more condescension from you?
 

Carringbush2010

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Oh right. You think reactionary means "over-reacting". Have you been walking around using that word incorrectly your whole life?
You could've just said the first sentence, and left it there, but as you've confirmed my assumptions you had to be a smart ass about in typical SJ style.

It is amusing though.:)

No. It's confirmed my assumptions.
 

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