950 users online (138 members and 812 guests)  



Websleuths News


Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 18
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    5,914

    Talking Don We Now our FUN Apparel.....

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Greeting card giant Hallmark said Thursday that it shouldn't have changed the lyrics to "Deck the Halls" on a new holiday ornament that stirred a backlash from customers online.

    The Kansas City, Mo.-based company has been defending itself after it began selling a miniaturized version of a tacky holiday sweater that changes the lyrics to the holiday carol. The ornament removes the word "gay" and emblazons the sweater with the phrase: "Don we now our FUN apparel!"
    http://news.yahoo.com/hallmarks-ugly...173229167.html

    ***

    I wonder if they took a vote on this before deciding on this ornament? Can we all just agree that "back in the day"...gay meant....happy or fun, and leave it at that??

    Probably this sweater wasn't the best choice to put on this ornament, actually.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Rockport, TX
    Posts
    2,218
    Stupid...; another example of PC gone too far. IMO

    Recently my uncle passed away and as my sister, and several of my female cousins stood around visiting after the service they started joking referring to themselves as the 'Gay' girls... because all 4 of them have the middle name Gay.

    Can't kids just be taught what the meaning of the word 'gay' is instead?

    Guess it's just different times.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    3,500
    Quote Originally Posted by EGirl View Post
    Stupid...; another example of PC gone too far. IMO

    Recently my uncle passed away and as my sister, and several of my female cousins stood around visiting after the service they started joking referring to themselves as the 'Gay' girls... because all 4 of them have the middle name Gay.

    Can't kids just be taught what the meaning of the word 'gay' is instead?

    Guess it's just different times.
    Wait. You want ME to educate my CHILD!? STAHP
    I speak fluently in reaction gifs.


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    6,485
    For some reason, I am left with the mental image of a group of Christmas carollers tra-la-la-la'ing in leather chaps.
    _____________
    Everything I have posted at this website, past or present, represents my opinion or my understanding of events based on facts that are publicly available.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    5,914
    Quote Originally Posted by Ausgirl View Post
    For some reason, I am left with the mental image of a group of Christmas carollers tra-la-la-la'ing in leather chaps.
    You've been spending too much time around wfgodot...or Steely.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    8,281
    Now I envision the YMCA guys singing the carol.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    922
    Some how I dont think the PC people were offended. I cannot see anyone at work or my husband wearing a sweater saying that. Just a stupid choice by Hallmark.
    Rest in Peace John 08/09/86-04/24/2014.

    Husband, father and son. I miss you and so does your son.

  8. #8
    BetteDavisEyes's Avatar
    BetteDavisEyes is offline "Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night."
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Metro Detroit
    Posts
    18,591
    Guests on Today show discussed the Hallmark ornament:

    http://www.today.com/video/today/53432928/#53432928

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    5,914
    Yet....Hallmark has no plans to change the ornament.

    I can't picture a homosexual person taking offense at the use of the word "gay" in context (meaning, in the original lyrics of a 100+ year old song). The song has such a beautiful history -- and now we have Hallmark to thank for attempting to obliterate that for the generations to come.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    OnEarth
    Posts
    3,188
    To me I see it as People becoming waaaaay too politically correct and then going overboard to try to cover up what may be viewed as homophobic. IMO How did this get the go ahead through so many people?
    Those are not the Lyrics to the Song. We all know that; yet still is Hallmark known for being Homophobic or are the owners; and does anyone know?
    Dont Be A Sheep


  11. #11
    BetteDavisEyes's Avatar
    BetteDavisEyes is offline "Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night."
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Metro Detroit
    Posts
    18,591
    It was a huge mistake to draw attention to the word "fun" by capitalizing the letters. Silly idea.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Portlandia
    Posts
    1,133
    I've noticed that a lot of times the people on the PC trains are often not in the group of people that they think is being targeted, and then the group that they are trying so hard not to offend get shoved into the light and blamed for it.

    I bet there's going to be a ton of people left with a bad taste over this towards the gay community, and while I can't speak for all of them, the ones I know and I myself don't really care about a song that is from the days of yore back when gay actually meant happy.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    5,914
    Quote Originally Posted by EmmaliLucia View Post
    I've noticed that a lot of times the people on the PC trains are often not in the group of people that they think is being targeted, and then the group that they are trying so hard not to offend get shoved into the light and blamed for it.

    I bet there's going to be a ton of people left with a bad taste over this towards the gay community, and while I can't speak for all of them, the ones I know and I myself don't really care about a song that is from the days of yore back when gay actually meant happy.
    It should leave a bad taste for Hallmark, not the GLBT community.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    2,335
    Quote Originally Posted by Ausgirl View Post
    For some reason, I am left with the mental image of a group of Christmas carollers tra-la-la-la'ing in leather chaps.
    That's the best kind of Christmas party!

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    4,278
    Quote Originally Posted by Ausgirl View Post
    For some reason, I am left with the mental image of a group of Christmas carollers tra-la-la-la'ing in leather chaps.
    I think you mean 'assless' leather chaps. Or the cast from Rocky Horror.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast


Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-25-2007, 11:54 PM