Aussie Sensibilities

Australia does not seem to be governed by the same sense of political correctness that exists here in America. Recently there was an uproar about a talent show in which white performers in black face and Afro wigs impersonated the Jackson Five. Now Australian horse racing officials set up a race for entertainment at a meeting planning the Victoria state annual carnival. What could be wrong with that? The Midget Cup consisted of three men, each with a midget dressed as a jockey riding piggyback, running a 50 meter course. So now there is another hue and cry about insensitivity and offensiveness. I wonder who will next be offended in the spirit of 'harmless fun' .
     Posted By: Alex - Wed Oct 14, 2009

honestly, you mean to tell me they couldn't see the outcry about this coming? interestingly the three midgets who 'rode' the runners didn't seem to be offended, after all they participated.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 10/14/09 at 05:00 PM
Do I detect US mores being foisted, once again, upon someone else??
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/15/09 at 12:46 AM
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