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Started by TheVoiceOfReason on Jan 12, 2022 10:52:43 PM
Uproar as Midget Gems renamed…to avoid offending DWARVES

Marks & Spencer has caused uproar after changing the name of favourite childhood sweets Midget Gems to avoid offending DWARVES. The hapless retailer dropped the term “midget” and has rebranded the sweets Mini Gems after a leading disability studies academic warned that the word is “highly problematic” and “offensive”.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/01/12/midget-gems-renamed-disability-campaigner-claims-word-hate-speech/

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NoobRomeo - 12 Jan 2022 23:04:08 (#1 of 38)

They had to withdraw Texan bars because RWNJs objected to the concept of The Mighty Jew.

Arjuna - 12 Jan 2022 23:08:36 (#2 of 38)

I remember blackjack sweets with golliwog wrappers.

ReverendBlueJeans - 12 Jan 2022 23:24:38 (#3 of 38)

Won't SOMEONE think of the pixies?

indlovubill - 12 Jan 2022 23:28:49 (#4 of 38)

Smarties will be offensive to Thickies.

Verdigris - 12 Jan 2022 23:29:33 (#5 of 38)

And Tunes to the tone-deaf.

machiavelli - 12 Jan 2022 23:41:01 (#6 of 38)

It's just a case of short man syndrome

Macpaddy - 12 Jan 2022 23:46:05 (#7 of 38)

https://www.northamptonshirenewsobserver.co.uk/nor
thamptonshire-paralympic-swimmer-fell-ill-with-abuse-after-tokyo-2020/


Plenty here to laugh at.

raymie - 13 Jan 2022 07:14:01 (#8 of 38)

Mini gems would immediately make everyone think of miniskirts! It’s disgusting that young children are subject to such sexualisation!, child abuse!,!

browserbutton - 13 Jan 2022 07:38:03 (#9 of 38)

MG produced a car called the Midget, but in different times. They even produced one called the Facelift Midget.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MG_Midget#/media/Fil
e:Arklow,_Co_Wicklow_-_Ireland_(4572133959).jpg

indlovubill - 13 Jan 2022 08:52:35 (#10 of 38)

You had to be a midget to get in one.

FleurDuMal - 13 Jan 2022 09:15:36 (#11 of 38)

Just about.

ReverendBlueJeans - 13 Jan 2022 10:42:23 (#12 of 38)

Then there was Bridget the Midget, which vies with the Mr Blobby song in the Worst Novelty Record Ever race to the bottom.

NoobRomeo - 13 Jan 2022 10:44:51 (#13 of 38)

I went to see that Person Of Restricted Growth and Bess the other day. It was very one-sided.

indlovubill - 13 Jan 2022 11:00:25 (#14 of 38)

I've met Mr Bobby, he lives in Kingston, or he did do. That's my sleb story.

FleurDuMal - 13 Jan 2022 11:01:08 (#15 of 38)

Anyway, I thought they had already been re-named ‘Iced Gems’?

cozzer - 13 Jan 2022 11:02:34 (#16 of 38)

Iced gems are not the same as midget gems

GreenFuture - 13 Jan 2022 11:03:20 (#17 of 38)

Why are we still allowing the ecological depravity and human misery of the gem trade to be painted in a positive light?

Who do I petition to get everything cancelled?

Seriously though, I can see why it's been done, but the best thing is that the gammon are losing their fucking minds. It's far more offensive to them than 175000 dead people and £10000000000s going up the wall on corruption.

ReverendBlueJeans - 13 Jan 2022 11:03:40 (#18 of 38)

yawn

FleurDuMal - 13 Jan 2022 11:06:12 (#19 of 38)

Ummmm ....

Greenie, not sure you understand this thread.

indlovubill - 13 Jan 2022 11:13:07 (#20 of 38)

Arf!

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