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I think I spent half of my day contemplating the downfall of society due to stupidity. These people aren’t helping.

thedailywhat:

Slowest News Day Ever of the Day: A man in North Texas claims he accidentally came across a racial slur in the classic Jim Henson kids show Fraggle Rock that has gone unnoticed for nearly three decades.

“I heard him say Jigaboo,” Keith White said, referring to a Fraggle Rock character named Wembley. The Hub, which aired the episode in question, told CW33 News Wembley is actually saying “gee, Gobo” — Gobo being the name of the show’s protagonist — and sent them the original script to verify.

The Jim Henson Company confirmed The Hub’s explanation.

Nonetheless, the network has decided to censor out Gobo’s name from that line in future airings to avoid any further confusion. White took the move as a sign of vindication.

“Why would you edit, if it`s a mistake?,” he said. “Why are you going to edit it out? Are you hearing the same thing?”

[cw33 / mediaite.]

  1. buzzingphones reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    I hope this is just a deleted scene from Idiocracy.
  2. suffusionofyellow reblogged this from thedailywhat
  3. rmarsack said: God damn, I hate living in Texas.
  4. angelmaybe reblogged this from thedailywhat
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  6. thecellar reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    hahahaa oh my gosh, are you kidding me? give me a break, amirite?
  7. soulstooloud reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    I cant believe this i news
  8. letter26 reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    I think I spent half of my day contemplating the downfall of society due to stupidity. These people aren’t helping.
  9. divedog reblogged this from thedailywhat
  10. divedog said: I’m so sick of racist people like this. Yes, the racist people being the ones who COMPLAINED. It’s a fucking kids show for one, and for two, it didn’t fucking say that. For them to think it did means they’re pretty fuckin’ racist themselves.
  11. mistygeek reblogged this from thedailywhat
  12. villageidiocy said: What a moron.
  13. t-drag reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    Well, one thing’s for certain: Giselle’s “newscaster speak" is out of control. She took it to a whole new level.
  14. tumblindave reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    woah, woah, woah, woah, woah, woah, woah, woah, woah, woah, woah, woah, woah, woah, woah, woah…. Fraggle Rock reruns are...
  15. amymcnaughton reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    If it’s not a racial slur, than why edit it out? This is ridiculous! What ever happened to Freedom of Speech?
  16. gailgailgail reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    LEAVE FRAGGLE ROCK ALONE
  17. viewfromthebalcony reblogged this from thedailywhat
  18. pugssnotdrugss reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    no… what you hear is what makes you the racist. like seriously… it’s fraggle FUCKING rock… if you hear the slur, the...
  19. carolineeand reblogged this from jakefogelnest and added:
    I asked Cotterpin about this and she flipped out a little: PS: I hate that dude who complained. There are zero things to...
  20. lostinmiami reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    Are you freaking kidding me!?!?
  21. jakefogelnest reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    Yeah, but it’s a well known fact that the Doozers were neo-nazis.
  22. jakefogelnest said: It’s a well known fact that the Doozers were neo-nazis.
  23. animalimpulse reblogged this from thedailywhat

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