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Thursday 25 September 2014 3.05pm
John C wrote:
eDWaRD WooDWaRD wrote:
Gegabone wrote:
what a bunch of pathetic individuals! All this does is hurt their own cause as apparently a section of the black community has rallied against and shut down the opening night of anti-racist play because in their opinion having black people in chains is racist!
I would rate this on barmy muppet scale of jewish holocaust deniers.

Not sure whom you're ranting against - holocaust deniers, a black community that shut down a play or the "anti-racists" who shut down the exhibition, or all of them?

Why shouldn't he rant against all of them? The protesters seem to have totally misinterpreted the purpose and thinking behind the exhibition - and they seem to have taken particular umbrage at the involvement of a 'white South African' in the organisation (and if that isn't racist I don't know what is).


Where do I say Gegabone shouldn't rant against all of them? Also, as I've already made clear, I don't agree with the closure of Human Zoo. Do you know what the "anti-racist play" is Gegabone refers to? I am trying to understand what point he/she is making, hence my question.
Thursday 25 September 2014 3.17pm
eDWaRD WooDWaRD wrote:
John C wrote:
eDWaRD WooDWaRD wrote:
Gegabone wrote:
what a bunch of pathetic individuals! All this does is hurt their own cause as apparently a section of the black community has rallied against and shut down the opening night of anti-racist play because in their opinion having black people in chains is racist!
I would rate this on barmy muppet scale of jewish holocaust deniers.

Not sure whom you're ranting against - holocaust deniers, a black community that shut down a play or the "anti-racists" who shut down the exhibition, or all of them?

Why shouldn't he rant against all of them? The protesters seem to have totally misinterpreted the purpose and thinking behind the exhibition - and they seem to have taken particular umbrage at the involvement of a 'white South African' in the organisation (and if that isn't racist I don't know what is).


Where do I say Gegabone shouldn't rant against all of them? Also, as I've already made clear, I don't agree with the closure of Human Zoo. Do you know what the "anti-racist play" is Gegabone refers to? I am trying to understand what point he/she is making, hence my question.

Sorry, my misunderstanding, eDW.
Friday 26 September 2014 9.23am
CEED wrote:
There is a lot more information on this boycott. the Barbican refuse to take part in any dialogue.
http://boycotthumanzoouk.com/boycott-the-human-zoo-withdraw-the-racist-exhibit-b-from-the-barbican-press-release/

It is you who should be ashamed, not the Barbican. Take your mob rule (which has shut down the production) and "thoughtcrime" elsewhere!
Friday 26 September 2014 11.20am
Absurd behaviour by self-appointed, self-righteous 'activists' to shut down something they haven't seen, claim to be offended by something they are under no obligation to view, and thereby applying censorship to prevent others from making their own judgement.

No doubt they're off to find something else to complain about on our behalf.
Friday 26 September 2014 1.43pm
janefs wrote:
Absurd behaviour by self-appointed, self-righteous 'activists' to shut down something they haven't seen, claim to be offended by something they are under no obligation to view, and thereby applying censorship to prevent others from making their own judgement.
No doubt they're off to find something else to complain about on our behalf.

Agreed ! :)
Thursday 2 October 2014 9.42am
Seems that the discussion about racism is increasingly stifled.I wonder who made this complaint.
Thursday 2 October 2014 3.40pm
The mindless thought police are beyond belief. The Banksy mural is so obviously anti-racist and not offensive that you would have to be an idiiiot to complain.
Surely somebody in Clacton's anti-graffiti team had the good sense to tell the complainant so but apparently not.
First the thought police.
Now the art police.
Next the freedom of association and movement police. We must continue to speak out against them.
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