Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Racism Abounds

This is where the lovely garden path of hate crimes leads...Pub singer arrested for racism after Chinese passers-by hear him perform Kung Fu Fighting. From the Mail Online:

A pub singer has been arrested on suspicion of racism for singing the classic chart hit Kung Fu Fighting.

The song, performed by Simon Ledger, 34, is said to have offended two Chinese people as they walked past the bar where he was singing.
But after one of the passers-by reported his routine on Sunday afternoon, Mr Ledger was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated harassment.
In the UK, feeling offended gives any interpreter the power of having someone else arrested. Rather similar to the situation down in Dearborn now that I think about it.

h/t Darlene at Protein Wisdom

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