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  • TheSaint 26 Sep 2013 15:59:39 14,265 posts
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    I assume that would be a scandal involving Elton John and David Furnish leaving their kids without a babysitter and the gate to the house open.

    Edited by TheSaint at 16:00:10 26-09-2013
  • Load_2.0 26 Sep 2013 16:09:28 19,104 posts
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    Do people actually refer to themselves as a mental patient?

    I see Stan Collymore had a pop. Always good to have a houseburning woman puncher voice their outrage.
  • Tom_Servo 26 Sep 2013 16:11:19 17,409 posts
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    Biscuitgate Media controversy over then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's reluctance to declare his "favourite biscuit".

    Edited by Tom_Servo at 16:11:37 26-09-2013
  • nickthegun 26 Sep 2013 16:12:36 59,340 posts
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    I think, as has been touched on, it was the name of the product. If they called it something like 'horror costume' or whatever, no one would give a crap.

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    He totally called it

  • glaeken 26 Sep 2013 16:13:30 11,133 posts
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    RichieTenenbaum wrote:
    I'm getting really bored of people on Twitter going after and attacking anything they deem offensive. This is CLEARLY a horror movie trope made into a costume. How people can't see this is beyond me.
    It seems to me such stuff is a demonstration that we have things pretty good really. People have time to get out raged about stuff that does not matter.

    You could probably construct some theory on the comfort level of a society being proportional to how banal the things people get out raged over are.

    Edited by glaeken at 16:15:19 26-09-2013
  • MightyMouse 26 Sep 2013 17:09:09 1,127 posts
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    Yeah that's a pretty stupid name for the costume, they should just apologise and change the name. About twitter rage, I think the only way it changes people's reactions to something like this is through realising that some people are offended and considering why. In comparison to something like the Fail, which wants to make people angry to get more page views, twitter's relatively benign.
  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 26 Sep 2013 17:24:20 6,654 posts
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    Not all mentals are stabby fantasists. I'd guess you're looking at 1%
  • kalel 26 Sep 2013 17:25:23 86,798 posts
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    Much much lower than 1%.
  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 26 Sep 2013 17:26:37 6,654 posts
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    heh, yeah I know.
  • glaeken 26 Sep 2013 17:27:56 11,133 posts
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    Why should they apologise? The type of person that thinks someone should apologise for something like this is not the sort of person you should apologise to.

    People get way to entitled about being offended now. I say fuck them. In fact rename the costume to clinical depression patient.
  • kalel 26 Sep 2013 17:30:13 86,798 posts
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    It's insensitive, that's all. It's not massively offensive, it's just a bit of a faux pas. I think a "oh sorry about that, wasn't thinking" type apology is completely appropriate.
  • Trafford 26 Sep 2013 19:10:32 5,720 posts
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    Someone on the Today show this morning mentioned that 40% of smokers are mentalists. He was talking about the bigger picture here.
  • mrpon 27 Sep 2013 15:25:26 28,713 posts
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    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • imamazed 27 Sep 2013 15:25:59 5,530 posts
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    Shirley that's not real?
  • glaeken 27 Sep 2013 15:29:18 11,133 posts
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    So is that offensive? Does anyone need to apologise to anyone?
  • mrpon 27 Sep 2013 15:30:13 28,713 posts
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    Very real

    Some of my best friends are inflatable

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • glaeken 27 Sep 2013 15:32:07 11,133 posts
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    Thank god. Someone has apologised to someone. All is right with the world again.
  • TheSaint 27 Sep 2013 15:39:12 14,265 posts
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    Was it anatomically correct?
  • Moot_Point 27 Sep 2013 15:44:19 3,960 posts
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    This stereotyping has been going on for a long time, why all of a sudden is it wrong to do it?

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    mowgli wrote: I thought the 1 married the .2 and founded Islam?

  • Deleted user 27 September 2013 15:45:45
    The worst part of that is that they specifically censored the word "gay", clearly indicating that someone, somewhere, thought it was kind of inappropriate.
  • neilka 27 Sep 2013 15:48:02 15,823 posts
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    Unless it was meant to be a non-Jewish best friend.
  • mrpon 27 Sep 2013 16:00:04 28,713 posts
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    TheSaint wrote:
    Was it anatomically correct?
    It's not very good at standing up.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • cubbymoore 27 Sep 2013 16:20:27 36,478 posts
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    I remember Watergate, that scandal about the water. It was in the film Chinatown.
  • ILoveThrashMetal 27 Sep 2013 16:30:28 702 posts
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    glaeken wrote:
    Why should they apologise? The type of person that thinks someone should apologise for something like this is not the sort of person you should apologise to.

    People get way to entitled about being offended now. I say fuck them. In fact rename the costume to clinical depression patient.
    This is exactly how I feel.
    Also having had a mental illness for over 20 years I find this whole thing fucking hilarious!
    It's just rule writers who have no knowledge of mental illness getting offended on our behalf.
    The censoring of the word gay is more offensive if you ask me.

    Edited by ILoveThrashMetal at 16:31:03 27-09-2013

    Arsechickens

  • kalel 27 Sep 2013 17:17:26 86,798 posts
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    Seems to me ranting about political correctness and getting angry about the very idea that is might be slightly offensive is an equally extreme and ridiculous reaction to the one those people are taking issue with in the first place.
  • twelveways 27 Sep 2013 17:21:54 3,952 posts
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    Where did the word watershed come from? I always assumed they were related.
  • cubbymoore 27 Sep 2013 17:39:08 36,478 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Seems to me ranting about political correctness and getting angry about the very idea that is might be slightly offensive is an equally extreme and ridiculous reaction to the one those people are taking issue with in the first place.
    I've brought your tea for you squire, but I cannot ascend all of these steps to where you are perched.
  • glaeken 27 Sep 2013 17:40:06 11,133 posts
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    It's not equally as extreme or ridiculous. As far as I am aware it was an opinion expressed on a forum. I don't believe I have attempted to get the media involved or demanded that people who get offended at shit that does not matter apologise to me.

    It also really has nothing much to do with being PC. It's about enabling people who want to be outraged about stuff that does not matter and does not effect them.
  • kalel 27 Sep 2013 18:37:42 86,798 posts
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    What if it does affect them, and it does matter?
  • kalel 27 Sep 2013 18:41:48 86,798 posts
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    To be clear, yes, some people are making a fuss just for the sake of it I agree. But that doesn't make it a non issue, and those people being wankers shouldn't mean that those who are genuinely affected by this kind of thing get ignored. That's my point.
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