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Dad hears a "racial slur" on Fraggle Rock

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by Oscarfan, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

  2. TSSD

    TSSD Active Member

    This:
    is the only intelligent part of that article.
    LinkiePie<3 likes this.
  3. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    There is racist language in Fraggle Rock. However, it's usually directed at the Gorgs.

    As for this case... people gonna hear what's on their minds, and if they think racist slurs are everywhere, they're going to see them where they don't exist. I wish they'd post the clip in question.

    "I agree with him. It does say Jigaboo, there`s no if ands or butts about it," said D-FW SCLC Chapter President Rev. Kyev Tatum.

    *chuckle*
  4. KirbTreelo05

    KirbTreelo05 Active Member

    Oh my gosh...Where's the facepalm emote in here? I am in desperate need of using it. :I
  5. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Wow....just...wow.

    How has political correctness helped society again?

    Clearly these parents aren't that familiar with the show. They're acting like the company is only "claiming" that the character's name is Gobo. Sheesh, it's not like this is a new show!

    Someday this little girl is going to grow up, watch this episode and go, "Wait, what was the problem?"
  6. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    This is all a matter of an audio inkblot. Somebody can't really make out something, so their mind tries to fill in the blank with the closest sounding words it can.

    Also, IT'S NOT A CARTOON! :grr:
  7. rowlfy662

    rowlfy662 Active Member

    people just want to moan at things its like people who give a bad review to a travel agency but never went when i heard them calling it a cartoon i thought they were talking about the animated series but no this person is very silly :rolleyes:
  8. Gonzo's Hobbit

    Gonzo's Hobbit Well-Known Member

    They're gonna edit it? Really? Come on!

    So, can we say that since we've listened to it lots of times and hear "Gee Gobo" that must be what they're saying? Because that seems to be what this guy is saying about the supposed slur.
  9. Frogster

    Frogster Active Member

    How many times has Wembley started the sentence, "Gee, Gobo?"? This shouldn't have even been on the news. What happened to the days where insane people were left to rant on about whatever they wanted and we just politely averted our gaze?
  10. LinkiePie<3

    LinkiePie<3 Well-Known Member

    *facepalm*

    'Nuff said. :sigh:
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    This isn't a political correctness problem, this is an idiot that needs a hearing aid. This is NO worse than the ear wax build up mothers who claim that Elmo toys were telling their kids to go out and kill someone when they really said "Hhrrmmmwrrrpphhttt phhhrrttfft kkkkkkkkhhhrtz."

    The fact that the Hub is going to edit "Gee, Gobo" because it almost sorta kinda sounds like a slur that NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT after ONE complaint shows the lack of backbone on all counts. They're acting like Boober set fire to the Jamaican flag. It's ONE complaint.
  12. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    I disagree; this is the definition of political correctness. People obsessing over nonsense and in the process attacking good things, instead of going after actual racism.

    People often lack a backbone when faced with political correctness. And then they wonder why their attempts at "fixing" things don't end up improving society.
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  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I don't even like the term political correctness. That implies politics, and basically saying it's all the left because they're all the same granola munching hippy stereotype. I rather think of it as anal retentive correctness. That's exactly what this is. Some guy was offended by what he thought he heard. In a show that's well over 25 years old no less. A Kid's not going to know what the racial slur was, nor are they going to know what race it applies to if it's a bunch of Muppets that live underground and there ARE no races.

    That said, I only find out about slurs when someone complains about them. First time I heard the N word and heard what it applied to was an episode of "It's a Different World" where they were trying to say how bad it was.
  14. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Well it is pretty much the left who fuels this stuff. ;) Not all the left, but when it comes up, it's overwhelming from left people. (And please don't start telling me why the right is also bad, I know it is. ;) )

    And no offense but the attempt to name it something supposedly neutral is kind of reminiscent of political correctness too.
  15. Collgoff

    Collgoff Well-Known Member

    Boy those parents are sure quite dumb for one line on fraggle rock.
  16. Walter

    Walter Active Member

    quote from idiot dad;
    because its idiots like you that try to make something out of nothing!:mad: Was he even LISTENING to the sentence? it is clear that he was just saying gee gobo really fast!

    ...what a world:sigh:
  17. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    This is the dumbest news story I've ever seen.
    heralde likes this.
  18. Gonzo's Hobbit

    Gonzo's Hobbit Well-Known Member

    I kinda found it funny how the fact that Gobo was wearing a Jamaican hat had something to do with anything.

    Yea good point.
  19. vettech28

    vettech28 Well-Known Member

    I think this is just a HUGE misunderstanding! First of all, I don't even know what that word the dad thinks he heard means and I'm not sure I want to know. They shouldn't be editing that clip at all, it's fine the way it is! It's obvious that Wembley said, "Gee, Gobo..." instead of that slur. Personally, I think what Heralde says is true, maybe the parents aren't familiar with the show when they were growing up, but they shouldn't make such a big deal out of it!
    heralde likes this.
  20. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    I like how the guy wore his best wife beater for the interview.
    dwmckim, matleo and frogboy4 like this.


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