How utterly ridiculous! A report published today by the BBC stated:
‘A story based upon the Three Little Pigs has been turned down from a (British) government agency’s annual awards because the subject matter could offend Muslims.
‘The digital book, re-telling the classic fairy tale, was rejected by judges who warned that “the use of pigs raises cultural issues.’
One can only imagine what is next. How about John Newberry’s This (little) pig went to market? Or how about Little Jack Horner sat in a corner eating of Christmas pye?
Could Bah, bah, black sheep and There were two blackbirds be slated as offensive too? Who knows.
Snow White might be next. Robert Peck’s novel A Day No Pigs Would Die probably falls into the same category. And we can just imagine what would have happened if the British Film Board of Classification had classified Pigs-the Movie as containing offensive content to Muslims and Jews and vegetarians and. . .
Needless to say, it doesn’t take much to figure out what antisemitic wisecracks would have been published if some of the Jewish community had made similar irrational comments.
Here’s the link to the original BBC story.