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9th Feb '16 11:24:13 AM kquinn0830
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*** In "Sponsored Content", he threatens to break the legs of the editor of the school newspaper because the word "retarded" was used in an article. Then when he finds out [[InspirationallyDisadvantaged Jimmy]] is the editor and has no problem with the word being used, PC Principal has no idea what to do about it.
6th Feb '16 12:42:48 PM CaptainTedium
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* Hilariously mocked in Saturday Night Live's fake advertisement for "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj52y9kscwA Asian American Doll]]". The doll was made after a lot of "sensitivity meetings", she comes with a bland outfit, no name, a useless pull string, an empty dollhouse, and only two accessories (a puppy and a chef's hat). The girl in the commercial keeps coming up with a stereotype for the doll, like asking if she can help her with her homework, calling her Kiko, adding an Oriental rug to her house, and wondering if she can eat the puppy.
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* Hilariously mocked in Saturday Night Live's fake advertisement for "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj52y9kscwA "[[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2d1wnx_snl-asian-american-doll_fun Asian American Doll]]". The doll was made after a lot of "sensitivity meetings", she comes with a bland outfit, no name, a useless pull string, an empty dollhouse, and only two accessories (a puppy and a chef's hat). The girl in the commercial keeps coming up with a stereotype for the doll, like asking if she can help her with her homework, calling her Kiko, adding an Oriental rug to her house, and wondering if she can eat the puppy.
5th Feb '16 7:45:00 PM TheCuza
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** The SeriesFinale, which had each character pitching their idea for a hypothetical Season 7, showed that even the Dean has his limits on political correctness when Britta's pitch erases almost his entire personality for the sake of turning him into a [[TokenMinority token transgender character]].
2nd Feb '16 2:32:22 AM thatmadork
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* ''Film/DemolitionMan'' takes place in a strange future where everything improper has been completely scrubbed out of society, including anything that could possibly be offensive.
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* ''Film/DemolitionMan'' takes place in a strange future where everything improper has been completely scrubbed out of society, including anything that could possibly be offensive.offensive or harmful. This includes guns, sex, swearing, booze, caffeine, contact sports, chocolate, meat products and non-educational children's toys.
23rd Jan '16 3:16:01 AM search
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* Audi used this in their [[http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-6186859-503544.html?tag=untagged Green Police Ads]]. Essentially the gestapo in smart cars. Predictably, many anti-environmentalists were offended and claimed that the ad had UnfortunateImplications, apparently not realizing that it was just a gag.
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* Audi used this in their [[http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-6186859-503544.html?tag=untagged Green Police Ads]]. Essentially the gestapo in smart cars. Predictably, many anti-environmentalists environmentalists were offended and claimed that the ad had UnfortunateImplications, apparently not realizing that it was just a gag.
22nd Jan '16 9:09:50 PM TitoMosquito
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** Incidentally, in the post-''Comicbook/TheManOfSteel''/pre-''ComicBook/SupermanBirthright'' continuity, he's technically a legal American citizen. Krypton, as depicted at that time, had their children raised in birthing matrices; Jor-El built a hyperdrive into it to save his unborn son, by the time it landed on Earth Kal-El is a natural-born American. One possible future in ''ComicBook/{{Armageddon 2001}}'' shows he's eligible to run for President of the United States.
21st Jan '16 9:30:10 PM Trogdor
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* Extremely Decent hilariously spoofed this trope in the aptly titled [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5YDVCAEMXE "That's Offensive"]] --> '''Dog:''' *barks* --> '''Guys:''' THAT'S OFFENSIVE!
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* Extremely Decent hilariously spoofed this trope in the aptly titled [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5YDVCAEMXE "That's Offensive"]] --> '''Dog:''' *barks* --> Offensive"]]. It began with the poker players only being offended by things that many people are offended by (such as the derogatory word "Retarded"), but it quickly got to the point where someone would rant about something they found offensive, only to offend someone else the moment they finished their sentence. -->'''Dog:''' *barks*\\ '''Guys:''' THAT'S OFFENSIVE!
21st Jan '16 9:25:57 PM Trogdor
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16th Jan '16 3:18:11 PM StFan
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** Similarly, when Cornell announced that Oren Lyons was "the first native American commencement speaker", he requested "American Indian", since "native American" means someone born here, and so most of the students were presumably native Americans. ** Many actually call themselves "Indian people" and prefer this. Activists point out that "Indian" is the word used on the treaties, so it's wise to keep it in legal contexts -- like for reacquisition of land.
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** * Similarly, when Cornell announced that Oren Lyons was "the first native American commencement speaker", he requested "American Indian", since "native American" means someone born here, and so most of the students were presumably native Americans. ** Americans. Many actually call themselves "Indian people" and prefer this. Activists point out that "Indian" is the word used on the treaties, so it's wise to keep it in legal contexts -- like for reacquisition of land.

** ''[[BritishNewspapers The Guardian]]'', a left-liberal British newspaper which is the polar opposite of the ''Daily Mail'', insists in its style and usage guide to contributors that the word "actress" is now obsolete, and all members of the thespian profession, regardless of gender, should be called "actors". As many (but by no means ''all'') female thespians prefer to be called "actors" these days, this may be for the good and takes individual wishes into account. The Guardian's stablemate, the Sunday ''Observer'', appears to ask first how the lady wishes to be described and uses ''actress/actor'' according to her wishes. However, this came unstuck when one day the Guardian had to publish an obituary for a deceased Italian film director, who in life had been a notorious Berlusconi with regard to the casting couch. It found itself using the phrase "He was notorious for the sheer number of aspiring young [[HoYay actors who he seduced]]" - thus, in accepted ''general'' English usage, giving the impression the director preferred men instead of women. ** The Guardian again became unstuck on this one when reporting on the wedding of American entertainer Ellen deGeneres. The caption to the photo described Ms deGeneres as celebrating her nuptials with a fellow "actor". Thus inadvertently changing Ellen's sexuality and gender preferences to heterosexual or her own gender to male in one fell caption. At least for readers too lazy to actually look at the photo.
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** * ''[[BritishNewspapers The Guardian]]'', a Guardian]]'': ** This left-liberal British newspaper newspaper, which is the polar opposite of the ''Daily Mail'', insists in its style and usage guide to contributors that the word "actress" is now obsolete, and all members of the thespian profession, regardless of gender, should be called "actors". As many (but by no means ''all'') female thespians prefer to be called "actors" these days, this may be for the good and takes individual wishes into account. The Guardian's stablemate, the Sunday ''Observer'', appears to ask first how the lady wishes to be described and uses ''actress/actor'' according to her wishes. However, this came unstuck when one day the Guardian had to publish an obituary for a deceased Italian film director, who in life had been a notorious Berlusconi with regard to the casting couch. It found itself using the phrase "He was notorious for the sheer number of aspiring young [[HoYay actors who he seduced]]" - -- thus, in accepted ''general'' English usage, giving the impression the director preferred men instead of women. ** The Guardian ''The Guardian'' again became unstuck on this one when reporting on the wedding of American entertainer Ellen deGeneres. The caption to the photo described Ms deGeneres as celebrating her nuptials with a fellow "actor". Thus inadvertently changing Ellen's sexuality and gender preferences to heterosexual or her own gender to male in one fell caption. At least for readers too lazy to actually look at the photo.

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* ''TabletopGame/CardsAgainstHumanity'', launched with the philosophy that there are no such things as UnacceptableTargets, has softened this stance and removed cards such as "Date Rape" and "Passable Transvestites" from later releases. Interestingly, the 19-year-old trans gentleman who most famously protested the "Passable Transvestites" card [[OpinionOverride has since recanted]], [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelzarrell/theres-one-cards-against-humanity-card-the-creator-regrets-m saying that]] it was not okay for him to single out only transgender people as {{Unacceptable Target}}s and he never meant for his post to go viral.
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* * ''TabletopGame/CardsAgainstHumanity'', launched with the philosophy that there are no such things as UnacceptableTargets, has softened this stance and removed cards such as "Date Rape" and "Passable Transvestites" from later releases. Interestingly, the 19-year-old trans gentleman who most famously protested the "Passable Transvestites" card [[OpinionOverride has since recanted]], [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelzarrell/theres-one-cards-against-humanity-card-the-creator-regrets-m saying that]] it was not okay for him to single out only transgender people as {{Unacceptable Target}}s and he never meant for his post to go viral.

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-->'''Everyone:''' Whose faith is the right one, it's anybody's guess, -->'''Man in turban and Santa suit holding up a phone:''' What matter most is camera phone for twenty dollar less!
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--> '''Announcer''': It's Asian American Doll, we made her from a place of fear! (''gong sound effect'') I specifically said no gong!
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[[folder: Comic Books]] * For a brief period in ''Comicbook/XFactor,'' humans were known as "genetically challenged" or "geecees" for short. The character who coined the phrase was being funny, but it still caught on... * An old strip from ''TheWizardOfId'' had the King of Id threatening to imprison anyone caught telling ethnic jokes. When one of his guards quips "We don't have a Chinaman's chance of making that stick," the next panel shows said guard in the dungeon.
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[[folder: Comic [[folder:Comedy]] * Creator/RussellPeters has a piece where he's playing Bla... oh, sorry, African-Americanjack. * Creator/LarryTheCableGuy did a routine where he translated ''Twas The Night Before Christmas'' into PC-speak. [[SantaClaus Non-Denominational Holiday Figure's]] trademark "ho ho ho" was replaced with "lady-of-the-evening lady-of-the-evening lady-of-the-evening" ** It was a regular feature on Blue Collar TV. He also had Snow Caucasian and the Seven Handy Capable Little Persons (including Mood-Enhanced Little Person, Slightly Mentally Impaired Little Person, and Little Person in Need of Anger Management, among others), Vertically-Challenged Native American Riding Hood, and The Tortoise and the Hare and the Non-Competitive Fun Run. There were a few others, but I can't remember their titles. All versions lampshade this trope endlessly. * Bill Bailey: "[...] and a feminist jumped out of a manhole and she didn't like ''that''". * British comic Stewart Lee [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmsV1TuESrc does a brilliant routine defending political correctness]] by discussing how insisting "political correctness has gone mad" has lost meaning due to people using it as a [[TheWarOnStraw Strawman]] for everything they disagree with: -->[On his Nan abusing the term to confusion] "In the old days, you could get your head and you could submerge it in a vat of boiling acid, and now they're going 'Oh, don't do that, what if Jews see it? It'll annoy the Jews'." * Robin Williams, in reference to people complaining about mentioning God in the Pledge of Allegiance, suggested, "How about, 'One Nation, under Canada, over Mexico'!" * During Creator/JeffDunham's [[ChristmasSpecial Very Special Christmas Special]], this exchange with Achmed the Dead Terrorist (who is trying to sneak into the United States [[PaperThinDisguise wearing a Santa hat]]) happens, all {{lampshade|Hanging}}d: -->'''Jeff:''' Your disguise is this Christmas hat?\\ '''Achmed:''' [[InsistentTerminology No! Don't say "Christmas"! It's a]] ''[[InsistentTerminology holiday]]'' [[InsistentTerminology hat.]]\\ '''Jeff:''' Why can't I say "Christmas"?\\ '''Achmed:''' You offend the other infidels.\\ '''Jeff:''' You're afraid of offending people.\\ '''Achmed:''' [[EvenEvilHasStandards Yeah.]]\\ '''Jeff:''' But you're a terrorist. You kill people.\\ '''Achmed:''' That's different.\\ '''Jeff:''' What?\\ '''Achmed:''' Killing folks is easy. Being politically correct is a pain in the ass. ** And earlier, with Walter: -->'''Jeff:''' So, Walter, Happy Holidays! -->'''Walter:''' *beat* You're ''really'' going to do this, huh? -->'''Jeff:''' So, Walter, Happy Holidays! -->'''Walter:''' Screw you, it's Merry Christmas! * Dara O'Briain has a routine in one of his stand-up shows in which he describes receiving a letter of complaint from a gay-rights campaign after making a joke about Elton John writing the score for a musical version of ''Film/BillyElliot'' because "he saw a little of himself ''in'' Billy Elliot", which accused him of contributing to "a culture of violence against gay men." It's played with in that O'Briain, while clearly finding their specific accusation a bit ludicrous ("their previous target was Robert Mugabe ... and now ''me''."), initially describes his defensive reaction before conceding that the complaint had a point, he had no real defence for it and as an Irishman he's benefited quite a bit from increased politically correct attitudes so really doesn't have much cause to complain about them. He also goes on to point out that a lot of typical defences of politically incorrect material from stand-up comedians such as "civil rights, comedy's obligation to say the difficult thing and freedom of speech" tend to sound a bit lofty and pretentious for what are, most of the time, basically dick jokes. ** In another show, he discussed religious people who kept coming up to him after he made jokes about Catholics and Protestants for being "too scared" to make jokes about Muslims instead. Dara pointed out that the real reason that he didn't make jokes about Muslims was that neither he nor his likely audience [[SmallReferencePools actually]] ''[[SmallReferencePools knew]]'' [[[[SmallReferencePools anything about Muslims]], so even if he was to make a brilliant joke about Islam most of the people in the audience wouldn't get it anyway. * While joking about her experiences in the DeepSouth, Rene Hicks stated that she doesn't respond to the N-Word, as she prefers "Mahogany-American". She immediately jokes that all the white people in the audience were probably looking around going "Did they change their name ''again''!?" [[/folder]] [[folder:Comic Books]] * For a brief period in ''Comicbook/XFactor,'' ''ComicBook/XFactor,'' humans were known as "genetically challenged" or "geecees" for short. The character who coined the phrase was being funny, but it still caught on... * An old strip from ''TheWizardOfId'' had the King of Id threatening to imprison anyone caught telling ethnic jokes. When one of his guards quips "We don't have a Chinaman's chance of making that stick," the next panel shows said guard in the dungeon.on...

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* Parodied in ''Film/UndercoverBrother''; the all-black B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D organisation has exactly one white employee, [[NeilPatrickHarris Lance]] (who is stereotypically 'white' -- i.e nerdy, uncool and lame), who only has his job there because of affirmative action. He's often heard complaining about their politically incorrect attitudes towards ''him''. -->'''Lance:''' Always trying to shut the white man down. -->'''Conspiracy Brother:''' THAT'S RIGHT! That's Right!... Oh, that ain't right.
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* Parodied in ''Film/UndercoverBrother''; the all-black B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D organisation has exactly one white employee, [[NeilPatrickHarris [[Creator/NeilPatrickHarris Lance]] (who is stereotypically 'white' "white" -- i.e nerdy, uncool and lame), who only has his job there because of affirmative action. He's often heard complaining about their politically incorrect attitudes towards ''him''. -->'''Lance:''' Always trying to shut the white man down. -->'''Conspiracy down.\\ '''Conspiracy Brother:''' THAT'S RIGHT! That's Right!... Oh, that ain't right.

* Lampshaded in ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland'' when referring to 'Blind Pew' --> '''Rizzo''': He's some kind of blind fiend! --> '''Gonzo''': I believe they prefer 'visually challenged fiend'...

* In the French film ''Le Placard (The Closet),'' a {{salaryman}} learns that he's about to be downsized. On the advice of his neighbor, he allows "proof" that he's gay (he's not) to reach his office, reasoning that the bosses will never dare to fire an employee who's just been outed, because it would look like discrimination. * In ''Film/RoboCop2'', Robocop is revamped to be a more politically-correct role model by having over two hundred directives installed in his brain to teach "pro-social" messages (as defined by a committee). It drives him effectively insane. ** This may or may not be a TakeThat towards the reaction real-world MoralGuardians had towards the first movie.
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* In the French film ''Le Placard (The Closet),'' Placard'' (''The Closet''), a {{salaryman}} learns that he's about to be downsized. On the advice of his neighbor, he allows "proof" that he's gay (he's not) to reach his office, reasoning that the bosses will never dare to fire an employee who's just been outed, because it would look like discrimination. * In ''Film/RoboCop2'', Robocop [=RoboCop=] is revamped to be a more politically-correct role model by having over two hundred directives installed in his brain to teach "pro-social" messages (as defined by a committee). It drives him effectively insane. ** insane. This may or may not be a TakeThat towards the reaction real-world MoralGuardians had towards the first movie.

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[[folder:Live Action TV]][[folder:Puppet Shows]] * Lampshaded in ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland'' when referring to "Blind Pew". -->'''Rizzo:''' He's some kind of blind fiend!\\ '''Gonzo:''' I believe they prefer "visually challenged fiend"... [[/folder]]

[[folder:Stand-up Comedy]] * Creator/RussellPeters has a piece where he's playing Bla... oh, sorry, African-Americanjack. * Creator/LarryTheCableGuy did a routine where he translated ''Twas The Night Before Christmas'' into PC-speak. [[SantaClaus Non-Denominational Holiday Figure's]] trademark "ho ho ho" was replaced with "lady-of-the-evening lady-of-the-evening lady-of-the-evening" ** It was a regular feature on Blue Collar TV. He also had Snow Caucasian and the Seven Handy Capable Little Persons (including Mood-Enhanced Little Person, Slightly Mentally Impaired Little Person, and Little Person in Need of Anger Management, among others), Vertically-Challenged Native American Riding Hood, and The Tortoise and the Hare and the Non-Competitive Fun Run. There were a few others, but I can't remember their titles. All versions lampshade this trope endlessly. * Bill Bailey: "[...] and a feminist jumped out of a manhole and she didn't like ''that''". * British comic Stewart Lee [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmsV1TuESrc does a brilliant routine defending political correctness]] by discussing how insisting "political correctness has gone mad" has lost meaning due to people using it as a [[TheWarOnStraw Strawman]] for everything they disagree with: -->[On his Nan abusing the term to confusion] "In the old days, you could get your head and you could submerge it in a vat of boiling acid, and now they're going 'Oh, don't do that, what if Jews see it? It'll annoy the Jews'." * Robin Williams, in reference to people complaining about mentioning God in the Pledge of Allegiance, suggested, "How about, 'One Nation, under Canada, over Mexico'!" * During Creator/JeffDunham's [[ChristmasSpecial Very Special Christmas Special]], this exchange with Achmed the Dead Terrorist (who is trying to sneak into the United States [[PaperThinDisguise wearing a Santa hat]]) happens, all {{lampshade|Hanging}}d: -->'''Jeff:''' Your disguise is this Christmas hat?\\ '''Achmed:''' [[InsistentTerminology No! Don't say "Christmas"! It's a]] ''[[InsistentTerminology holiday]]'' [[InsistentTerminology hat.]]\\ '''Jeff:''' Why can't I say "Christmas"?\\ '''Achmed:''' You offend the other infidels.\\ '''Jeff:''' You're afraid of offending people.\\ '''Achmed:''' [[EvenEvilHasStandards Yeah.]]\\ '''Jeff:''' But you're a terrorist. You kill people.\\ '''Achmed:''' That's different.\\ '''Jeff:''' What?\\ '''Achmed:''' Killing folks is easy. Being politically correct is a pain in the ass. ** And earlier, with Walter: -->'''Jeff:''' So, Walter, Happy Holidays! -->'''Walter:''' *beat* You're ''really'' going to do this, huh? -->'''Jeff:''' So, Walter, Happy Holidays! -->'''Walter:''' Screw you, it's Merry Christmas! * Dara O'Briain has a routine in one of his stand-up shows in which he describes receiving a letter of complaint from a gay-rights campaign after making a joke about Elton John writing the score for a musical version of ''Film/BillyElliot'' because "he saw a little of himself ''in'' Billy Elliot", which accused him of contributing to "a culture of violence against gay men." It's played with in that O'Briain, while clearly finding their specific accusation a bit ludicrous ("their previous target was Robert Mugabe ... and now ''me''."), initially describes his defensive reaction before conceding that the complaint had a point, he had no real defence for it and as an Irishman he's benefited quite a bit from increased politically correct attitudes so really doesn't have much cause to complain about them. He also goes on to point out that a lot of typical defences of politically incorrect material from stand-up comedians such as "civil rights, comedy's obligation to say the difficult thing and freedom of speech" tend to sound a bit lofty and pretentious for what are, most of the time, basically dick jokes. ** In another show, he discussed religious people who kept coming up to him after he made jokes about Catholics and Protestants for being "too scared" to make jokes about Muslims instead. Dara pointed out that the real reason that he didn't make jokes about Muslims was that neither he nor his likely audience [[SmallReferencePools actually]] ''[[SmallReferencePools knew]]'' [[[[SmallReferencePools anything about Muslims]], so even if he was to make a brilliant joke about Islam most of the people in the audience wouldn't get it anyway. * While joking about her experiences in the DeepSouth, Rene Hicks stated that she doesn't respond to the N-Word, as she prefers "Mahogany-American". She immediately jokes that all the white people in the audience were probably looking around going "Did they change their name ''again''!?"
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[[folder:Stand-up Comedy]] [[folder:Theater]] * Creator/RussellPeters has ''Theatre/TheCompleteHistoryOfAmericaAbridged'' includes a piece where he's playing Bla... oh, sorry, African-Americanjack. * Creator/LarryTheCableGuy did a routine where he translated ''Twas The Night Before Christmas'' into PC-speak. [[SantaClaus Non-Denominational Holiday Figure's]] trademark "ho ho ho" was replaced with "lady-of-the-evening lady-of-the-evening lady-of-the-evening" ** It was a regular feature on Blue Collar TV. He also had Snow Caucasian and the Seven Handy Capable Little Persons (including Mood-Enhanced Little Person, Slightly Mentally Impaired Little Person, and Little Person in Need of Anger Management, among others), Vertically-Challenged Native American Riding Hood, and The Tortoise and the Hare and the Non-Competitive Fun Run. There were a few others, but I can't remember their titles. All versions lampshade this trope endlessly. * Bill Bailey: "[...] and a feminist jumped out of a manhole and she didn't like ''that''". * British comic Stewart Lee [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmsV1TuESrc does a brilliant routine defending political correctness]] by discussing how insisting "political correctness has gone mad" has lost meaning due to people using it as a [[TheWarOnStraw Strawman]] for everything they disagree with: -->[On his Nan abusing the term to confusion] "In the old days, you could get your head and you could submerge it in a vat of boiling acid, and now they're going 'Oh, don't do that, what if Jews see it? It'll annoy the Jews'." * Robin Williams, in reference to people complaining about mentioning God in the Pledge of Allegiance, suggested, "How about, 'One Nation, under Canada, over Mexico'!" * During Creator/JeffDunham's [[ChristmasSpecial Very Special Christmas Special]], this exchange with Achmed the Dead Terrorist (who is trying to sneak into the United States [[PaperThinDisguise wearing a Santa hat]]) happens, all {{lampshade|Hanging}}d: -->'''Jeff:''' Your disguise is this Christmas hat?\\ '''Achmed:''' [[InsistentTerminology No! Don't say "Christmas"! It's a]] ''[[InsistentTerminology holiday]]'' [[InsistentTerminology hat.]]\\ '''Jeff:''' Why can't I say "Christmas"?\\ '''Achmed:''' You offend the other infidels.\\ '''Jeff:''' You're afraid of offending people.\\ '''Achmed:''' [[EvenEvilHasStandards Yeah.]]\\ '''Jeff:''' But you're a terrorist. You kill people.\\ '''Achmed:''' That's different.\\ '''Jeff:''' What?\\ '''Achmed:''' Killing folks is easy. Being politically correct is a pain in the ass. ** And earlier, with Walter: -->'''Jeff:''' So, Walter, Happy Holidays! -->'''Walter:''' *beat* You're ''really'' going to do this, huh? -->'''Jeff:''' So, Walter, Happy Holidays! -->'''Walter:''' Screw you, it's Merry Christmas! * Dara O'Briain has a routine in one of his stand-up shows in which he describes receiving a letter of complaint from a gay-rights campaign after making a joke about Elton John writing the score for a musical version of ''Film/BillyElliot'' because "he saw a little of himself ''in'' Billy Elliot", which accused him of contributing "America the Beautiful." Among other alterations to "a culture of violence against gay men." It's played the lyrics, "America" becomes "non-Eurocentric bio-region," and "{{God}}" is replaced with in that O'Briain, while clearly finding their "non-theologically specific accusation a bit ludicrous ("their previous target was Robert Mugabe ... and now ''me''."), initially describes his defensive reaction before conceding that the complaint had a point, he had no real defence for it and as an Irishman he's benefited quite a bit from increased politically correct attitudes so really doesn't have much cause to complain about them. He also goes on to point out that a lot of typical defences of politically incorrect material from stand-up comedians such as "civil rights, comedy's obligation to say the difficult thing and freedom of speech" tend to sound a bit lofty and pretentious for what are, most of the time, basically dick jokes. ** In another show, he discussed religious people who kept coming up to him after he made jokes about Catholics and Protestants for supreme being "too scared" to make jokes about Muslims instead. Dara pointed out that the real reason that he didn't make jokes about Muslims was that neither he nor his likely audience [[SmallReferencePools actually]] ''[[SmallReferencePools knew]]'' [[[[SmallReferencePools anything about Muslims]], so even if he was to make a brilliant joke about Islam most of the people in the audience wouldn't get it anyway. * While joking about her experiences in the DeepSouth, Rene Hicks stated that (if she doesn't respond to the N-Word, as she prefers "Mahogany-American". She immediately jokes that all the white people in the audience were probably looking around going "Did they change their name ''again''!?"exists)."

[[folder:Theatre]] * ''Theatre/TheCompleteHistoryOfAmericaAbridged'' includes a politically correct version of "America the Beautiful." Among other alterations to the lyrics, "America" becomes "non-Eurocentric bio-region," and "{{God}}" is replaced with "non-theologically specific supreme being (if she exists)." [[/folder]]

* ''Webcomic/{{Errant Story}}'' takes a potshot at this, in the sequence where [[http://www.errantstory.com/2004-10-13/282 Sarine is explaining about the four elven races]] -- which goes over with [[DeadpanSnarker Ellis]] about as well as one would expect it to. --> '''Ellis''': Wouldn't it be easier to call them by stuff that makes sense, like "High Elves," "Wood Elves," "Sea Elves," "Cave Elves"... --> '''Sarine''': ... What? --> '''Ellis''': No... "cave elves" sounds kinda stupid. How about "Dark Elves"? "Night Elves"? "Black Elves"? "Angry, Disenfranchised Minority Elves"? On second thought, go back to calling them by unpronounceable crap.
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* ''Webcomic/{{Errant Story}}'' ''Webcomic/ErrantStory'' takes a potshot at this, in the sequence where [[http://www.errantstory.com/2004-10-13/282 Sarine is explaining about the four elven races]] -- which goes over with [[DeadpanSnarker Ellis]] about as well as one would expect it to. --> '''Ellis''': -->'''Ellis:''' Wouldn't it be easier to call them by stuff that makes sense, like "High Elves," "Wood Elves," "Sea Elves," "Cave Elves"... --> '''Sarine''': ... What? --> '''Ellis''': Elves"...\\ '''Sarine:''' ... What?\\ '''Ellis:''' No... "cave elves" sounds kinda stupid. How about "Dark Elves"? "Night Elves"? "Black Elves"? "Angry, Disenfranchised Minority Elves"? On second thought, go back to calling them by unpronounceable crap.
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* The English dub of ''Manga/{{Doraemon}}'' (as seen on DisneyXD) suffers this in spades. Among others, certain foods (including Doraemon's trademark dorayaki) were replaced with "healthy" alternatives (i.e., [[ViewersAreMorons in order to remind the viewers of the importance of "healthy living"]]). However, Shizuka's doll being replaced by a diary is the purest (and thus, worst) example of this trope.
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* The English dub of ''Manga/{{Doraemon}}'' (as seen on DisneyXD) suffers this in spades. Among others, certain foods (including Doraemon's trademark dorayaki) were replaced with "healthy" alternatives (i.e., [[ViewersAreMorons in order to remind the viewers of the importance of "healthy living"]]).living"). However, Shizuka's doll being replaced by a diary is the purest (and thus, worst) example of this trope.

* When ''Film/IronMan2'' was released in China, [[http://shanghaiist.com/2010/05/09/chinas_bizarre_censorship_of_iron_m_1.php every instance of the word "Russian" was made inaudible]]. No explanation was given for why, although theories abound in the comments ranging from China thinking [[ViewersAreMorons viewers would be distressed by a Russian villain]], trying lend a courtesy to their longtime ally nation, or instead trying to distance themselves from Russia [[HeWhoMustNotBeNamed by obscuring all mention of it]].
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* When ''Film/IronMan2'' was released in China, [[http://shanghaiist.com/2010/05/09/chinas_bizarre_censorship_of_iron_m_1.php every instance of the word "Russian" was made inaudible]]. No explanation was given for why, although theories abound in the comments ranging from China thinking [[ViewersAreMorons viewers would be distressed by a Russian villain]], villain, trying lend a courtesy to their longtime ally nation, or instead trying to distance themselves from Russia [[HeWhoMustNotBeNamed by obscuring all mention of it]].
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