Okay, Even I Didn’t Think of This Angle

Time, tides and Lawrence Tynes wait for no man. It looks like the next generation of political correctness has moved arrived. My take on fairy tales was so 1990s, but here in the 21st Century is a story that reflects a new sensibility. From the BBC:

A story based on the Three Little Pigs fairy tale has been turned down by a government agency’s awards panel as the subject matter could offend Muslims.

Were the pigs building access tunnels in Mecca, decorated with mosaics depicting Mohammed, with financial backing from American Jews? Were they drinking rum and Cokes and drooling over girlie magazines? Were they eating bacon? The article doesn’t say, but apparently the book contained some pretty rough stuff. The judges felt the need even to stick up for beleaguered bricklayers:

The judges criticised the stereotyping in the story of the unfortunate pigs: “Is it true that all builders are cowboys, builders get their work blown down, and builders are like pigs?”

You may now proceed and concoct a stereotype of the kind of person who would serve on a panel that would reach such a conclusion.