Oh ... Really?

Bananas are racist fruits

Now, I have heard of the word "banana" used as a racial epithet against Asians ... but a woman attending a Civil Rights march in commemoration of Martin Luther King's birthday became offended at the sight of a policeman who was eating a banana.

What. In. The. H-E-double-hockey-sticks???

Michelle Malkin is hot on the case. Go figure, eh? Of course, this is not a subject that she is unfamiliar with, having had a word or two about petty grievances of the offended before.

But no kiddin ... a woman got all bent out of shape because she witnessed a cop eating a banana ...

Just think of all the ways a man might use a banana to offend a woman.

Then you may imagine why some people leaped to the wrong conclusion when a woman complained about a Columbus police officer eating a banana at the Civic Center as people gathered for a Jan. 15 civil rights march.

The woman was deeply offended, she told police. The police were deeply bewildered.

The offense was not what you might imagine it to be. I imagined the officer shoving the banana into his pants pocket to make others point at it and say, "Hey, is that a banana in your pocket or are you just glad to be here getting paid overtime?"

But that was not what offended the woman, who hung up on people who couldn't figure it out.

Then she called Mayor Bob Poydasheff. He said she just started berating him about the police. He told her he'd heard only compliments about how officers handled the weekend march in which the Rev. Jesse Jackson and other longtime civil rights activists led 8,000 people from the Civic Center to the Government Center.

"She said, 'No no no no, when the buses pulled into the Civic Center, I saw a policeman eating a banana.' And I didn't know what to say," Poydasheff recalled. "I was stunned. I said, 'What's wrong with that? Police were on their feet for eight hours. They had to get potassium in their system.'"

He said the woman told him the banana "was an affront to me and to others, including a former state senator." She wouldn't name the senator.

Why was she offended?

Well, it seems that in the context of the march, she took the officer's banana eating to imply an analogous racial slur relating black people to apes.


Gosh ... I wonder what other foods are offensive? And to whom? And why?

Grapes ... they are used to make wine. Men use wine to get women drunk so they can have their way. Grapes are part of the evil oppression and subjugation of women! Because of grapes, women have become nothing more than sex objects!

Bonbons are offensive to full-time mothers because of the old joke about laying on the couch eating bonbons all day watching soap operas!

Fruit! That must be offensive to gays, right? Any kind of fruit! Oh dear ...

I can't think of any more right now ... feel free to contribute ... what food items could be potentially offensive to some sub-group of humans?

Geez ... unreal!

More bloggage on this idiocy:
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Posted by LissaKay on 02/15/05 at 04:34 AM in Oh ... Really?
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