Funny stuff, right? And that joke about the leper boat? Gets me every time. But you know who’s not laughing?
That’s right. Pirates animation company Aardman is altering that scene in their upcoming film due to objections from leprosy groups. My first reaction to this was “Lepers still exist…and they have groups?” My second reaction was to seriously start thinking about which of my friends may be lepers (I’m looking at you, Deb). My final reaction, and the most important one, was “THE FUCKING HELL?!”
Have we really become so politically correct that we now have to worry about offending lepers? If it’s gotten to the point that we can’t even make fun of the damn lepers, than who are we allowed to make fun of?
Well, I’m putting a stop to this right now. You know what? Fuck you, lepers. I’d say that I wish you’d contact some hideous disease and die, but you’re already a goddamn leper. At least stop complaining about children’s films long enough so you can hear me laughing at you.