Saturday, January 26, 2008

Offensive 3 Little cowboys builders

A story based on the Three Little Pigs fairy tale has been turned down by a government agency's awards panel as the subject matter could offend Muslims.

The digital book, re-telling the classic story, was rejected by judges who warned that "the use of pigs raises cultural issues".

Becta, the government's educational technology agency, is a leading partner in the annual Bett Award for schools.

The judges also attacked Three Little Cowboy Builders for offending builders.

The book's creative director, Anne Curtis, said the idea that including pigs in a story could be interpreted as racism was "like a slap in the face".

2 comments:

yellowdog granny said...

that's just the dumbest thing i've ever heard...what next?

dom said...

They're gonna change Little Red riding Hood to Little Red riding Hoodie, she mugs the wolf and steals his cell phone!