I bet the new Spitting Image will upset the PC brigade | Clive Smith
It was good in its day, but in an era of the politically correct and easily offended it will be a former shadow of itself.
They just wouldn’t be allowed to get away with the stuff they once did.
The BBC are behind it so I imagine every political and social issue the left have felt aggrieved about in the past few years will be shoehorned in at some stage. See the latest season of Dr Who for examples.
The obvious candidate for a sketch would be Diane Abbott. But just imagine the race storm that would follow. So it will be Boris Johnson, Donald Trump et al who will come in for flak. How predictably boring.
Would you hire a drag queen for your child’s birthday party?
David and Victoria Beckham spent £100,000 on their son Brooklyn’s 21st birthday party last weekend. It made the news and people were fuming about the cost.
I don’t understand why. It’s their money. What is a hundred grand to them could be £100 to someone else.
However, the party that did go under the radar and should have got more attention was the one for a young girl whose parents got a drag queen to put on a suggestive show for the entertainment.
The video appeared online and it made really disturbing viewing.
I simply don’t understand why someone would even want to put on a performance like that for a child, drag queen or not.
I’ve got no problem if a bloke wants to dress up as a woman and dance suggestively.
It’s not my cup of tea but some people enjoy it so good luck to them.
But choose your audience for God’s sake – leave children out of it.
The girl looks so uncomfortable and her little face says it all.
She’s nearly in tears while her parents and friends applaud and cheer. It’s disgusting.
What happened to the good old days when you’d hire a hall and get a clown in to do some magic tricks and make giraffes out of balloons?
Whatever happened to pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey or pass-the-parcel?
But here we are in 2020.
Instead of musical chairs we have a child sitting on a chair who can’t be more than five, in a bar, with a half-naked drag queen writhing around in front of her.
It is parents sacrificing their kids on the altar of wokeness.
Some people will call it progressive. I call it degeneracy.
I’ve been to bars where you pay £20 for a private dance and get a show like that.
Our children’s innocence needs to be shielded from things like this.
I’m not religious in any way whatsoever but a verse from the Bible comes to mind here:
‘It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin.’
Should the state have a say in what happens to my body?
From March 20 organ donation in England will become an opt-out scheme as opposed to the current opt-in system.
I’m not sure where I stand on this. My first thought is the state shouldn’t have control over what happens to my body. Then again, when I’m dead I’m not going to have a clue what is going on anyway. Organs that might be of use would just be rotting under the ground somewhere or burnt.
I’m not sure what would be any good anyway. My liver might not be in the best of shape. My eyes, no. I’ve never smoked so my lungs might be in fair condition, although don’t expect massive lung capacity which will win you the Tour De France. I can barely make it up the stairs.