Political correctness has definitely run amuck in the world and more frequently we’re hearing about hypersensitive liberals getting offended by innocent words and phrases that have been in use for years. Cue the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) to take it to an entirely new level.
They were broadcasting a documentary about a female teen who took down a 31-year-old man in a judo exhibition.
When Mark Beaumont said “I am not sure I can live that down, being beaten by a 19-year-old girl.” The network originally aired his full statement. However when they rebroadcasted it, they edited it in order to take out the last portion of his statement.
Beaumont found out about it and offered his own take on the move.
@184219 Great to hear you enjoyed the coverage. Thanks. Maybe the editor though it was sexist – which it wasn't. i'm not worried about it
— Mark Beaumont (@MrMarkBeaumont) May 17, 2014
A member of Britain’s Parliament, Philip Davies, also chimed in on the ridiculous action, saying the network is “finding offense where none is taken or intended.”
“We are going to end up in a situation where nobody is going to dare say anything lest some politically correct zealot deems it offensive,” Davies said.
Even the girl who was referenced in the comment scratched her head at the insanity behind it and said she wasn’t offended by it.
“I didn’t find it sexist,” Cynthia Rahming said.
“If the athlete didn’t find it upsetting,” she reasoned, “why should the BBC mount their politically correct high horse and gallop off into the sanctimonious sunset?”
According to reports BBC is sticking to its decision and a spokesperson said that even though Beaumont “didn’t mean to cause offense, the word ‘girl’ was taken out just in case it did.”
In what world do we live that anybody would even be offended over something so petty?