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Unread 12-17-2011, 12:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Political Correctness Runs Amok Because They Fear of Offending The Deaf Community

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TODDLERS have been banned from making a sign while singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star because it could be offensive to the deaf.

The gesture, which children use when singing "like a diamond in the sky", is similar to "vagina" in sign language.

Parents at the Sure Start mother and toddler group in Acomb, North Yorks, slammed the move.

One said: "These are innocent children. Now every parent may worry their child is making an offensive gesture."

But a spokeswoman for City of York Council which is responsible for the group insisted it was "a sensible decision to stop deaf children or parents being offended".

A spokesman for the Campaign Against Political Correctness said: "This is ridiculous. Perhaps it is time for the adults to grow up."
Source: Toddlers’ ‘Twinkle sign’ ban | The Sun |News
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