Friday November 22, 2019

Political correctness gone mad. Seriously?

Let’s dial down the hysteria about the ‘minefield’ of modern mores and embrace what is really just an idiot’s guide to basic decency

9th December, 2018

Political correctness went mad last week. On Sunday, the seasonal classic pop song Baby, It’s Cold Outside fell foul of the new censoriousness and found itself dropped from radio playlists worldwide. On Monday, it was revealed that the HSE had banned staff from referring to patients as “dear” and “love”. On Monday night, the host of the Ballon d’Or football awards jokingly asked the winner of the women’s award if she could twerk, provoking a...

Subscribe from just €1 per month!

or Log in to continue reading

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Related Stories

Last week, in a much-anticipated announcement, the FT said that Lionel Barber would step down as editor in January after 14 years

Vincent Boland | 5 days ago

Ageism is not okay, whether it’s directed at a younger generation or an older one, as an ‘Ok boomer’-spouting Generation Z should know

Nadine O’Regan | 5 days ago

It’s been a turbulent year for the advertising market, but it’s here in the fourth quarter that the real profits are made

Willie O'Reilly | 5 days ago