Yeah I read that.
For the past few years a number of shopping centres have banned Santa from saying "ho, ho, ho" as apparently that's slut shaming even though "ho" isnt even a word we use in Australia when referring to a trollop!
Oh, and some councils have banned Santa as he is a symbol of white, male privilege and oppression.
Merry bloody Christmas!
Aw my gawd... not heard "Trollop" in years. There's a good old Cockney word if ever there was. My gran used to use that one. I can hear her now "That old trollop at the corner shop? I know 'er sort." Allegedly, it has it's origins in the Nordic "Troll" but that's just my understanding.
Frankly though, all this talk of "banning" this and "banning" that is just so much flaming.
So some people object to the message in this or that song. So what..? I object to a lot of things but don't call for them to be banned. Except, perhaps, boxing... and fox hunting.... oh, and war. But then again, it's Christmas time and War Is Over (if you want it).
The point is though, that whenever an individual makes the simplest of remarks over any minor, trivial issue, there are always those who are quick to leap on the outrage bandwagon and blow it out of all proportion.
Over here we call them "Gammon's" because of the colour of their faces when they splutter and rant their fury in taking offence at people who... er.... take offence.
People... nobody is banning anything. Nobody's right to listen to a Christmas jingle has been infringed.
Surely we have more important issues.... ones that really do need to be addressed..... Don't we...? Like poverty, homelessness, the plight of refugees, global warming, that sort of thing.
It's a Christmas jingle and regardless of what the gammons think, no, it isn't the thin edge of any wedge. It is what it is. Somebody with nothing better to do than make a fuss over niff-naff and trivia. If somebody starts a petition, just don't sign it.