FuB wrote:so are you suggesting that the Kick it Out campaign are "a load of hand wringing professionally offended white cunts"?
I remember when many people here regularly used to use the same racially stereotyped "joke" with Calvino and, whilst laughing it off, he every single time pointed out it was racist.
There's no dispute from anyone (if you actually read the article, Zebs) that it's not meant as a joke but the ultimate point is that it's not just a joke. bringing other tenuous examples into the mix doesn't make it ok.
I don't know the song, so won't comment on this, specifically... but when my black mates tell me that my banter with them crosses a line, I listen... but we've been taking the piss out of each other with this kind of stereotypical fuckin about for years, and not given it any thought... apparently, I've got way too much rhythm for a white man... can't dance worth a fuck, mind... and one of my black mates has a cock the size of a walnut, and you should see the grief he gets about that, from everyone... it's a crime against black nature, so they say...
Look... it's one thing to target derogatory names and stereotypes that denigrate a race... and it's important that we listen to what different cultures consider offensive whether we think it is or not... but when political correctness starts telling me and my mates how we should relate to each other, they've gone way too far... my mates can tell me when to fuck off, if I've offended them, and I'll listen to that, no problem at all... anyone else can mind their own fuckin business...,