Baa Baa Rainbow Sheep… PC Gone Mad?

Has political correctness gone insane?:

The ‘PC Brigade’ have caused another storm by rewriting a favourite nursery rhyme. They have changed Baa Baa Black Sheep to – Baa Baa Rainbow Sheep. Several nurseries have changed the traditional rhyme so as not offend ethnic minorities, it has been reported. They say the words “black sheep” alienate and offend young black children. And that’s not the only rhyme to get a 2006 makeover.

Humpty Dumpty has a miraculous escape from impending disaster when he falls from his wall – and stays in one piece. Teachers say they do not want children to be upset by the human egg’s scrapes. The controversial changes, which have been seized on as political correctness gone mad, have been introduced by some nursery schools in Oxfordshire.

I am all for respect for one another, but really, was this required!

Link: Nursery Rhyme ‘Un PC’

James Woodcock

Freelance Journalist, Author, Blogger & Podcaster specialising in gaming and technology. Ever since he experienced the first controllable pixel movement on the television screen, he has been entranced by the possibilities and rewarding entertainment value generated from these metal and plastic boxes of delight. Writing hundreds of articles including commentary and reviews on various gaming platforms, while also interviewing well known industry figures for popular online publications.