Steve Hughes

Be offended, nothing happens

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Offensive? Sexist? No it’s a bloody shirt.

I see some more people are “offended”, this time at a shirt someone wore.

British physicist Matt Taylor broke down in tears on Friday as he apologized for wearing a shirt featuring a collage of pinup girls in various states of undress.

Taylor, a project scientist at European Space Agency (ESA), had brimmed with excitement as the ESA Philae lander successfully separated from the Rosetta spacecraft on Wednesday.

Taylor’s shirt sparked a storm on social media, with many commenting that the images on it were “sexist”.

On Friday, wearing a non-descript navy-blue ESA hoodie, Taylor offered an unsolicited apology for wearing the controversial shirt.

“I made a big mistake and I’ve offended many people. And I’m very sorry about this,” he said before starting to weep, and receiving a reassuring pat on the back from ESA operations manager Andrea Accomazzo.

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On being offended

Some people have said that I deserve everything I got because people were offended. Well think about that for a moment…if we can no longer say something because people are offended then we can no long say anything.

Jokes will be forbidden, the news media silenced because someone somewhere will be offended by something.

Being offended is meaningless. Steve Hughes accurately and correctly asses this issue.

Stephen Fry also comments on “being offended”.

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If you are offended by this website then go and read others.

Be offended somewhere else. No one forces you to come here.

If you want an apology for being offended here it is:

Straight…it’s the new gay

Yesterday the post about Creepy Colin the Sloth really went off…

It got me thinking so I did a bit of research…and found this video about straight being the new gay…

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