hog-tied by "cultural issues"

“The book’s creative director, Anne Curtis, said the idea that including pigs in a story could be interpreted as racism was ‘like a slap in the face’.”

Three Little Pigs ‘too offensive’
By Sean Coughlan
BBC News, education

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.

The digital book, re-telling the classic story, was rejected by judges who warned that “the use of pigs raises cultural issues”.

Now, since “having a future time orientation” is also racist, I guess that makes my story “The 3 Austrian Pigs And Their Different Rates of Time Preference” just 2 scoops of bigotry and a side of bacon.


3 Responses to hog-tied by "cultural issues"

  1. DJ says:

    How did it offend them

  2. Sounds like a very interesting story. Why dont you cite the source so that one cd read more?

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