It is Now illegal in the UK to be, "grossly offensive"

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Re: It is Now illegal in the UK to be, "grossly offensive"

Post by CaptHayfever » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:16 pm

Pretty sure we're all in agreement, for one reason or another, that this is a bad law.
But seriously, fellow white people, stop saying/typing/quoting the n-word.

And remember, "I'm-a Luigi, number one!"

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Re: It is Now illegal in the UK to be, "grossly offensive"

Post by Shane » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:22 pm

Verdict came in with an $1100 fine. Better than jail time, though hardly a victory. He created a GoFundMe with a £100k goal to file an appeal, with the goal passed in a day.
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Re: It is Now illegal in the UK to be, "grossly offensive"

Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:07 am

CaptHayfever wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:16 pm
Pretty sure we're all in agreement, for one reason or another, that this is a bad law.
But seriously, fellow white people, stop saying/typing/quoting the n-word.

And remember, "I'm-a Luigi, number one!"
Or go to jail?

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Re: It is Now illegal in the UK to be, "grossly offensive"

Post by Calamity Panfan » Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:51 pm

yup that's exactly what capt was getting at

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Re: It is Now illegal in the UK to be, "grossly offensive"

Post by CaptHayfever » Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:58 pm

I REALLY HATE POKEMON! wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:07 am
CaptHayfever wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:16 pm
Pretty sure we're all in agreement, for one reason or another, that this is a bad law.
But seriously, fellow white people, stop saying/typing/quoting the n-word.

And remember, "I'm-a Luigi, number one!"
Or go to jail?
me wrote:Pretty sure we're all in agreement, for one reason or another, that this is a bad law.
Don't be dense.

And remember, "I'm-a Luigi, number one!"

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Re: It is Now illegal in the UK to be, "grossly offensive"

Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:46 pm

CaptHayfever wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:58 pm
I REALLY HATE POKEMON! wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:07 am
CaptHayfever wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:16 pm
Pretty sure we're all in agreement, for one reason or another, that this is a bad law.
But seriously, fellow white people, stop saying/typing/quoting the n-word.

And remember, "I'm-a Luigi, number one!"
Or go to jail?
me wrote:Pretty sure we're all in agreement, for one reason or another, that this is a bad law.
Don't be dense.

And remember, "I'm-a Luigi, number one!"
You were sort of vague as to why you thought it was a bad law, I mean saying "for one reason or another" is rather ambiguous, is it not? I thought it'd be pretty unanimous that if we think it's a bad law that it's because people aren't free to say offensive things but maybe that's not the case. Since I am dense I would appreciate someone explaining how else it could be a bad law instead.

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Re: It is Now illegal in the UK to be, "grossly offensive"

Post by Random User » Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:19 pm

It's a bad law because it is very ambiguous and subjective. What is "offensive" could be different to anyone and isn't very laid out or clear in the way the law was written. And this case is a great example of its open-ended nature being exploited.

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Re: It is Now illegal in the UK to be, "grossly offensive"

Post by Bad Dragonite » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:19 am

Shane wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:22 pm
Verdict came in with an $1100 fine. Better than jail time, though hardly a victory. He created a GoFundMe with a £100k goal to file an appeal, with the goal passed in a day.
Aaand people are now trying to make Gofundme take it down, saying things like he's trying to use it to fund hate


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Re: It is Now illegal in the UK to be, "grossly offensive"

Post by Bad Dragonite » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:26 am

Also this is the best clip, I think, to come out of this that can illustrate the problem with the law.

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Re: It is Now illegal in the UK to be, "grossly offensive"

Post by monstrman » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:47 am

Sometimes a spade is just a spade, ridiculous that people keep trying to frame it as something else. Yeah, the joke was in poor taste but just stop with the LEL ANYONE WHO DOES ANYTHING IS A RACIST NOW

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