Thursday, 21 October 2021

Dressing up fun

 What happens when having a bit of fun to raise money for charity suddenly becomes offensive? Members and supporters of the Upton Rugby Club have dressed up in women's clothes and held fundraisers for a Hospice, for the last 18 years. They have raised over £40,000. Now, suddenly the Hospice have told them that their efforts cannot be promoted by the Hospice because it might offend the LGBT community. 

They buy their clothes from the Hospice shop, then hand them back after the fundraising event so they can be re sold. 

Picture source and full article here. The Rugby Club supporters have found a new charity to support, so the Hospice has lost out. 

This woke business is like a virus, anybody can be offended by anything. Chubby Brown recently had an event in Sheffield cancelled because the venue owners Sheffield City Council, said they have a duty to protect the public from his smuttiness. It is a well known fact that he 'F's and 'blinds' throughout the whole time he is on stage. His act is very cutting edge, no holds barred smut, and people know what they are going to get. They can choose not to buy a ticket. Chubby has been working as a comedian for many years, I have seen him twice, live. When he is on stage he takes on the persona of a cheeky chappie who is obsessed with sex and relationships. It is purely an act. Royston Vasey is a happily married man, this is his job. 

Comedians everywhere are now being silenced by those who might be offended. They are afraid to stand on a stage and take the micky, have a bit of fun, and say it like it is. Wokeness is killing humour stone dead. 

I recollect the words of Katy Hopkins :-  I don't give offence, you choose to take it. 

A sunny morning, I hope we have a sunny day. Time for breakfast. 

Toodle pip.   ilona

23 comments:

  1. Yes I read about the rugby club guys and good for them!.Shame that the Hospice has to miss out because someone might be terribly offended.Well tough as far as Im concerned!.xx

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  2. On Swedish television this morning they asked some artists about their show, and if people ain't going to be offended because the jokes isn't suitable today, according to the interviewers. The show is about one of Swedens most famous and appreciated artist, who isn't with us anymore.
    During the show they are going to explain to people about the jokes, and that it isn't okay nowadays to tell them. Ridiculous!

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    1. That sounds like one event to miss. Explain jokes? If you don't get it you don't get it. Just stay away.

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  3. Sad but their loss and the people they care for

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  4. Hello lovely Ilona this world has gone mad. I call everyone lovely or darling but was told off at work for being inappropriate. I was mortified l did not mean any offence but there you go. Friends telling me to do as l am being told by government and have that third jab no l won't and said so they were disgusted with me saying l will be a covid spreader. Rule and divide so sad. I try to be kind to everyone but this government is turning everyone against one another. As l have said before Ilona you speak sense you care so much and this comes through on your blog. I will keep carrying on as banging my own drum and dancing to my own tune. πŸ€—πŸ˜Š xxx

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  5. I don't think anyone dare open their mouth in case it offends someone these days. I choose not to go and see Chubby (he hails from Middlesbrough) as I know his humour isn't for me but that's not to say he should be banned. My son thinks he is hilarious and has seen him a number of times.

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  6. really? this getting offended about everything is just getting silly now!

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  7. I dont like jokes that are racist. I hate jokes centred around sexual orientation. Language doesn't bother me at all.

    However to say dressing up will offend the LGBTQ community is wrong. Its offensive to say it will offend them. Being gay is nothing to do with dressing up.

    If it was in anyway offensive, would Mrs. Brown's boys still be on the BBC.

    I believe that Sheffield city council need to do some training.

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  8. A good friend of mine knew Chubby Brown in the 80's, even went out for lunch on a few occasions . My friend expresed what an affable gent he is!However I have a different kind of humour.



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  9. Ilona how sad that the hospice as to sufferπŸ˜“πŸ’” for some snowflakes woke type's 😠..it's called fun and raising money at the same time for a good cause,,these wokes are taking the fun outta this world meanqueen! How sad THAT a charity as too suffer and it was something for the community too LOOK forward I bet it gave pleny of laughter πŸ˜πŸ˜‚..people's afraid to have fun know and laugh it's sad to see what's happening to society

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  11. No friends to be won through equating what seems on the face of it unduly po-faced, and probably not discussed with anyone LGBT, distancing of the hospice from the rugby clubs drag efforts (which could likely easily be put right... certainly the hospice seem to be questioning themselves and have apologised) and the loathsome Brown (who I agree is at least easily avoided) and Hopkins who pops up all over the place.

    The problem with Katie Hopkins is not other people's oversensitivity. She literally used the exact same very specific vocabulary about people that a radio station did to foment the Rwandan massacres.

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  13. I must be living on another planet. I don't even know what "woke" means. I just try to live and let live.

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    1. Best way. Woke people want to turn everyone into clones of themselves. They are offended by anything and everything. It's like a disease. There should be a vaccine for it.

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  14. Being from across the pond on the western side, is that comedian's act like a modern day Benny Hill or Monty Python skits??

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    1. Yes, a bit like Benny Hill, but with more swearing. The Woke brigade would like to cancel Benny as well.

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  15. Just been to Roy Chubby Brown's Wikipedia page, and read the titles of his annual releases of live shows on DVD. I must like that kind of humour, because I laughed just at the titles never mind the shows. Long may it continue.

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    1. Makes me laugh as well. And me working with men all those years tells me that most of it is a pretty good illustration of what really goes on between the sheets.

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  16. Good God, the world has gone mad, completely barking stark staring mad. (How many people have I offended by using "the Lord's name" πŸ˜‰ )

    If the Hospice can afford to turn their back on this sort of fund-raising then they do not deserve the hard work of the rugby club members.

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  17. Perhaps they could do another kind of “dressing up”? Using the same charity shops? Such as…animals, famous persons, historical characters, Harry Potter, inanimate objects (lamps, buildings, household appliances)?
    Seems like a missed opportunity to me. I wish they’d find a way to keep raising money and awareness, without insisting to sticking to their old theme.

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    1. Hi Kelly❤ the wokes would probably be offended by a lamppost πŸ˜‚
      LOL , it's a shame they can't do there fundraising anymore
      #xx


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