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    Man arrested for singing 'Kung Fu Fighting'

    Police arrested a singer on racism charges after a man reportedly of Chinese descent complained about his performance of the song "Kung Fu Fighting," according to reports.

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    "We were performing Kung Fu Fighting, as we do during all our sets," he told the newspaper. "People of all races were loving it. Chinese people have never been offended by it before."

    But Ledger told The Sun an Asian man walking by with his mother hurled an expletive and made an obscene hand gesture at the performers during the Sunday afternoon performance, then took a photo with his cell phone.

    "We hadn't even seen them when we started the song. He must have phoned the police," The Sun quoted him as saying.

    The man claimed he was "subjected to racial abuse," police told BBC News, and complained to the police the same evening.

    'I thought it was a joke'
    Ledger told The Sun that police called him later that evening while he was eating at a Chinese restaurant to arrange a meeting. It was at that meeting that police arrested him, Ledger said.

    The BBC report said police released Ledger after his arrest, intending to question him further at a later date.

    "An investigation into this allegation is continuing to establish the full circumstances surrounding what happened," a Hampshire Constabulary spokesman told the network.

    "I thought it was a joke but they were serious," Ledger told The Sun. "They seemed pretty amazed but said the law is the law and it was their duty. It's political correctness gone potty (a British term for crazy)."

    The owner of the bar defended Ledger, telling the newspaper that he doesn't believe the song or the singer are racist, and that there "is no way he would abuse anyone


    Man arrested for singing 'Kung Fu Fighting' - World news - Europe - msnbc.com


    WTF?????

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    Is your point the Chinese man had no right to complain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky writer View Post
    Is your point the Chinese man had no right to complain?
    No, my point is that people have very thin skin these days. I take it you have heard this song? It is by no means racist. There is no mention of Chinese people anywhere in the song. It is simply a fun song. People need to get over themselves.

    For example, I am part Irish. I am not offended by the Lucky Charms commercials with leprechauns. I know it is just a silly commercial.


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    LOL - how idiotic. I personally think all musicians should be arrested for performing annoying songs that get stuck in your head, but that's just me.

    Maybe the band can sue for false arrest. In the meantime, it might boost their popularity.

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    "Everybody was frisbee golf fighting, their tosses were fast as lightning!"

    I wonder who I just offended?

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    This world has gone insane

    Then again, The Sun is Britain's equivalent to The National Enquirer so we have to take this report with at least a grain of salt.
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    The Chinese guy should have been arrested for public obscenity.

    Either way, this is yet another shining example of political correctness idiocy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Voice of Reason View Post
    The Chinese guy should have been arrested for public obscenity.

    Either way, this is yet another shining example of political correctness idiocy.
    Good point, the Chinese guy cussed at them and flipped them the bird, so where's his punishment? Or maybe we should just allow a bit of insulting every now and then. A little discourse is a good thing IMO

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    Sounds like a good little Democrat fallowing the narrative that everything is racist...
    as long as it's coming from a white.

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    This is just stupid.

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