The Oxford University Press (OUP) has placed a ban on the words “pig” and “pork“. The reason? Their Muslim readers might be offended. Goodness knows, they don’t eat pork, why should they have to read it?
Isn’t it ridiculous the amount of effort we go to so we don’t upset someone?
‘I’ve got a letter here that was sent out by OUP to an author doing something for young people,’ said TV host Jim Naughtie, whose wife Eleanor Updale is working on an educational book series. ‘Among the things prohibited in the text that was commissioned by OUP was the following: Pigs plus sausages, or anything else which could be perceived as pork.’
What about bacon? Everybody likes bacon, right?
Sorry, no bacon either.
Oxford Press defended their politically correct with a statement:
‘Many of the educational materials we publish in the UK are sold in more than 150 countries, and as such they need to consider a range of cultural differences and sensitivities.’
‘Our editorial guidelines are intended to help ensure that the resources that we produce can be disseminated to the widest possible audience.’
Note: They didn’t seem to care about upsetting the Jewish people, who also don’t eat pork, for all these years.
You know, it doesn’t have to be like this, right?
Yes I’m Right reports:
In the most politically correct nonsense I’ve read in a long time, and bowing down to liberal pressuring I’m sure, the Oxford University Press has banned the words “pig” and “pork” because they believe it offends Muslims.
Right Wing News is reporting on pretty much the most ridiculous thing you’ll read all day.
I swear, we can’t make this up.