Wednesday, May 09, 2007

WARNING: Roast Chicken in Play

(Brighton, England) Check out today's blue-plate serving of political correctness. In my opinion, the Brits better put the brakes on political correctness soon or expect to lose all freedoms.

From The Argus:
A playwright has been told he must warn audiences his one-man act features a roast chicken - for fear of offending vegetarians.

Doug Devaney, 41, of Roedale Road, Brighton, has toured the city for years with his play Mein Gutt, a black comedy about a man's losing battle against obesity.

But the vegetarian Sanctuary Cafe in Hove has told him the show can only go on if the audience is warned beforehand that there is a dead chicken involved.

Mr Devaney said: "I phoned up as a matter of courtesy to let them know I used a chicken as an essential part of the show but they got back to me a few days later to say I would have to give the audience a warning."
Devaney said he would comply, however, he thought it was weird and wondered how Shakespeare would have reacted to being forced to warn the audience about eye-gouging in King Lear.

Political correctness is so rampant in Britain that I wouldn't be surprised if moviegoers will soon have to be warned when heterosexual romance is depicted for fear of offending the homosexuals in the audience. On second thought, it's probably already happened.

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