Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Meanwhile, across the cultural pond...

Allahpundit links to this story, UK Government Agency Condemns 'Three Little Pigs', via L.G.F.

Here's the official explanation of their idgit decision:

The Three Little Cowboy Builders has already been a prize winner at the recent Education Resource Award - but its Newcastle-based publishers, Shoo-fly were turned down by the Bett Award panel, run the government’s technology agency. The feedback from the judges explaining why they had rejected the CD-Rom highlighted that they “could not recommend this product to the Muslim community”.

They also warned that the story might “alienate parts of the workforce (building trade)”.

The judges criticised the stereotyping in the story of the unfortunate pigs: “Is it true that all builders are cowboys, builders get their work blown down, and builders are like pigs?”

I have a hunch that the real reason that this has been deemed "offensive" is because the Three Little Cowboy Builders reminded them too much of George W. Bush.


Mark Steyn has weighed in on this.
First They Came for Piglet

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