History Main / PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad

30th Apr '16 6:02:45 PM Aspr3
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* Virgin Mobile used this in their advertisements during the winter of 2007-2008 to celebrate [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73vcbde8Cb8 Chrismahanukwanzakah]].

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* Virgin Mobile used this in their advertisements during the winter of 2007-2008 to celebrate [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73vcbde8Cb8 Chrismahanukwanzakah]].



* Snickers had a football team being blessed before the big game by about twenty different holy men, a priest, a rabbi, an American Indian shaman, etc, all in the name of Political Correctness, with the implication this was going to take all afternoon.

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* Snickers [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35U4t8yaZDo Snickers]] had a football team being blessed before the big game by about twenty different holy men, a priest, a rabbi, an American Indian shaman, etc, all in the name of Political Correctness, with the implication this was going to take all afternoon.
30th Apr '16 5:52:28 PM Aspr3
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* The Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Jynx was originally designed with black "skin" and is based on a combination of a Japanese spirit called a [[https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Yama-uba yama-uba]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganguro ganguro women]]. A woman named Carole Boston Weatherford complained about Jynx's racial offensiveness since they resemble the golliwog, a racist caricature, so Jynx has since been redesigned to be purple. Complaints about the changes still persist.

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* The Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Jynx was originally designed with black "skin" and is based on a combination of a Japanese spirit called a [[https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Yama-uba [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yama-uba yama-uba]] and [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganguro ganguro women]]. A woman named Carole Boston Weatherford complained about Jynx's racial offensiveness since they resemble the golliwog, a racist caricature, so Jynx has since been redesigned to be purple. Complaints about the changes still persist.
30th Apr '16 5:38:33 PM dragonus45
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All of this is especially ironic, considering that Political Correctness took on its contemporary meaning when the radical left began using it as a [[SelfDeprecation self-aware joke]] about the intrusion of Academic (the capital "A" ''is'' required) feminist and socialist argot into their everyday lives (not all leftists being necessarily socialists, much less feminists if they are male). Expect most of those invoking MarsAndVenusGenderContrast to imply, if not state outright, that they're taking a brave stand against this trope in the name of TruthInTelevision. In some such cases, "Pushing back against our PC culture" can become a form of {{Jerk Justification|s}}; there are quite valid reasons many things evoke the reaction "DudeNotFunny"

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All of this is especially ironic, considering that Political Correctness took on its contemporary meaning when the radical left began using it as a [[SelfDeprecation self-aware joke]] about the intrusion of Academic (the capital "A" ''is'' required) feminist and socialist argot into their everyday lives (not all leftists being necessarily socialists, much less feminists if they are male).feminists). Expect most of those invoking MarsAndVenusGenderContrast to imply, if not state outright, that they're taking a brave stand against this trope in the name of TruthInTelevision. In some such cases, "Pushing back against our PC culture" can become a form of {{Jerk Justification|s}}; there are quite valid reasons many things evoke the reaction "DudeNotFunny"
22nd Apr '16 9:40:01 PM Rbade
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* {{Tumblr}} blog [[http://plebcomics.tumblr.com Plebcomics]] focuses a lot of its content on this. And on starting [[FlameWar flame wars]].
22nd Apr '16 9:02:27 PM Fireblood
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* There is a story called ''[[http://www.gutenberg.org/files/24302/24302-h/24302-h.htm The Highest Treason]]'' by Creator/RandallGarrett. A society where you cannot say that one man can be better than another in ''anything'', promotion is strictly according to age, and that society is quickly losing a war against aliens. So, the protagonist, as a desperate patriot, [[spoiler: joins the enemy, helps them conquer a planet, and [[ZeroApprovalGambit slaughters the people there, showing the humanity that one person can be ''worse'']] than another]]. In the end, the humanity is victorious, and their philosophy is now that one man cannot be better than another in ''everything,'' but everybody is better than the rest of humanity at ''something''.

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* There is a story called ''[[http://www.gutenberg.org/files/24302/24302-h/24302-h.htm The Highest Treason]]'' by Creator/RandallGarrett. A Creator/RandallGarrett on a future human society where you cannot say that one man can be better than another in ''anything'', promotion is strictly according to age, and that society is quickly losing a war against aliens. So, the protagonist, as a desperate patriot, [[spoiler: joins the enemy, helps them conquer a planet, and [[ZeroApprovalGambit slaughters the people there, showing the humanity that one person can be ''worse'']] than another]]. In the end, the humanity is victorious, and their philosophy is now that one man cannot be better than another in ''everything,'' but everybody is better than the rest of humanity at ''something''.
20th Apr '16 6:47:44 AM Piando
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** The 4Kids showing of ''Anime/DragonBallZKai'' had the removal of halos from dead characters (too religious, presumably). Instead, they were replaced by small glowing orbs. Also, painting Mr. Popo blue (due to fear of him being seen as a caricature of black people, ignoring the fact that every single prior American airing of Dragon Ball left him as is).

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** The 4Kids showing of ''Anime/DragonBallZKai'' ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' had the removal of halos from dead characters (too religious, presumably). Instead, they were replaced by small glowing orbs. Also, painting Mr. Popo blue (due to fear of him being seen as a caricature of black people, ignoring the fact that every single prior American airing of Dragon Ball left him as is).
12th Apr '16 11:45:41 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' did this now and then; there were strips where characters accused Band-Aid and Crayola for being involved in White Supremacist conspiracies, because their "racially insensitive" flesh-colored bandages and crayons were only "flesh-colored" from a Caucasian's point of view.
5th Apr '16 4:36:56 AM 06tele
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** This 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.

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** This 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. account; as the style guide points out, Creator/LadyGaga got a 2010 Brit award for Best International Female Artist, not 'artiste'. The Guardian's stablemate, the Sunday ''Observer'', appears to ask first how the lady performer 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 The style guide recommends common sense, pointing out that in its obituary for a deceased Italian film director, who in life had been a notorious Berlusconi it described him as "a man with regard to the casting couch. It found itself using the phrase "He was notorious for the sheer number of aspiring young a [[HoYay actors who he seduced]]" -- thus, in accepted ''general'' English usage, giving good eye for pretty actors]]", which conveyed entirely the impression wrong sense of the director preferred men instead of women.director's sexuality; the style guide notes that "actresses" would, in that instance, have been preferable.
5th Apr '16 4:22:08 AM 06tele
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* Creator/StewartLee is actually in favour of political correctness and one routine has described as "Tediously politically correct".

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* Creator/StewartLee is actually in favour of political correctness and one routine has described likes to lampshade the fact that right-wing newspapers routinely describe his act as "Tediously politically correct".correct". His website contains a huge archive of press reviews of his work, including [[HeroicSelfDeprecation all the negative reviews.]]
25th Mar '16 12:21:48 PM Jeduthun
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All of this is especially ironic, considering that Political Correctness took on its contemporary meaning when the radical left began using it as a [[SelfDeprecation self-aware joke]] about the intrusion of Academic (the capital "A" ''is'' required) feminist and socialist argot into their everyday lives (not all leftists being necessarily socialists, much less feminists if they are male). Expect most of those invoking MarsAndVenusGenderContrast to imply, if not state outright, that they're taking a brave stand against this trope in the name of TruthInTelevision.

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All of this is especially ironic, considering that Political Correctness took on its contemporary meaning when the radical left began using it as a [[SelfDeprecation self-aware joke]] about the intrusion of Academic (the capital "A" ''is'' required) feminist and socialist argot into their everyday lives (not all leftists being necessarily socialists, much less feminists if they are male). Expect most of those invoking MarsAndVenusGenderContrast to imply, if not state outright, that they're taking a brave stand against this trope in the name of TruthInTelevision.
TruthInTelevision. In some such cases, "Pushing back against our PC culture" can become a form of {{Jerk Justification|s}}; there are quite valid reasons many things evoke the reaction "DudeNotFunny"
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