PDA

View Full Version : Hitler wins school fancy dress prize....



Tooz_69GIAP
08-27-2010, 01:56 PM
A kid in Australia got a prize for dressing up as Hitler in a school competition to dress up as a famous person. After complaints the school had to apologise for the "inappropriateness" (<-is that a word?) of choosing the Hitler costume.

Is this just a tad over board on the political correctness front or not, coz I don't really see the problem; unless, like in Germany, displaying the swastika is illegal, if the kid's costume was fairly decent, then why shouldn't he win?

Anyway....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11111456

ytareh
08-27-2010, 04:01 PM
Too PC !Havent the Aussies reported that in many respects censorship/nanny state-ism/'PC gone mad' etc is becoming a big issue in their country?

ytareh
08-27-2010, 04:02 PM
Although tha 'Plan a terrorist attack' homework assignment quoted in the article was a bit closer to the edge!!!

Treetop64
08-27-2010, 04:36 PM
I wonder if he would have gotten the same response if he had dressed as Stalin. Or Napoleon. Or George W. Bush.

Uufflakke
08-28-2010, 02:15 AM
And what to think of this line in that newspaper article: "The school was also criticised for allowing the children to dress up as vampires and the grim reaper, he told the newspaper." http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

I was wondering how that school would react if the kid was dressed up like Mao, Stalin, Napoleon, Djenghis Khan, Charles the 5th, etc.
Some of them have as much blood on their hands as Hitler.
I think everywhere in the western world the reaction would be the same as that school. Remember the story of the Hitler bar in Seoul? It had to change it's name because it upset western world.
Or in my case: one forum member had heard of a shop where they sell T-shirts with Swastika's prints but he couldn't find any info on it.
I sent him the link with an image of a guy wearing that shirt. Got edited by a moderator. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif
Would that have happened if it was Stalin or Mao?

Von_Rat
08-28-2010, 01:40 PM
stalin and mao did "most" of their murdering among their own people.

hence they have a slightly better image in foreign countries. well maybe not their immediate neighbors. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif

K_Freddie
08-28-2010, 02:29 PM
I went to a fancy dress party dressed up as an AWB (KKK) racist.. freaked a lot of people out. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Uufflakke
08-28-2010, 02:57 PM
Originally posted by Von_Rat:
stalin and mao did "most" of their murdering among their own people.


Does that make any difference?

Von_Rat
08-28-2010, 04:02 PM
Originally posted by Uufflakke:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Von_Rat:
stalin and mao did "most" of their murdering among their own people.


Does that make any difference? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

obviously it does.

im not saying it should, after all a human life is a human life, no matter what his or hers nationality is. but irl it tends to **** people in foreign countries off more if you start murdering them or their friends, rather than just sticking to murdering strangers in your own country.

its still the same way today.

Pirschjaeger
08-29-2010, 07:16 AM
There are currently many areas on our little planet where people are being killed en-masse.

Who cares? The list is short.

WTE_Galway
08-29-2010, 07:57 PM
Originally posted by ytareh:
Too PC !Havent the Aussies reported that in many respects censorship/nanny state-ism/'PC gone mad' etc is becoming a big issue in their country?

Australians are racists and xenophobic by nature.

Although to give us credit Australians ( unlike Americans ) hate everyone and everything equally, fundamentalist Christians included.



Originally posted by Treetop64:
I wonder if he would have gotten the same response if he had dressed as Stalin. Or Napoleon. Or George W. Bush.

Well there is Stalin World theme park, Lithuania's answer to Disney World:

http://www.grutoparkas.lt/index-en.htm

Though to be honest its not as bad as it seems, as its meant to be a memorial to the victims of the period not a glorification of Stalin.

Friendly_flyer
08-30-2010, 08:10 AM
So, would it be just as much controversy if the kid dressed as Genghis Khan or Attila the Hun? What is deemed proper is a matter of distance in time. When will Hitler be acceptable?

Von_Rat
08-30-2010, 12:00 PM
probably not anytime soon.


a few years back a late night talk show host made a joke about Lincolns assassination.

it was a pretty funny joke, but not only did he not get many laughs, he actually got a few boos.

he then said "whats wrong,,,to soon".

i think he was right, it was to soon.

considering its been about 145 years since lincolns death, i think we have quite a way to go before hitler becomes acceptable to make light of.

Airmail109
08-30-2010, 10:17 PM
Originally posted by ytareh:
Although tha 'Plan a terrorist attack' homework assignment quoted in the article was a bit closer to the edge!!!

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

You'd get arrested for that here.