Saturday, 29 August 2009

Quote Of The Day/Week/Month/Year

“I do hope the finished brochure contains no photos of fat people (promoting obesity), or thin people (promoting eating disorders), white people (promoting cultural imperalism), black people (tokenism), women wearing make-up (promoting an unhealthy obsession with idealised female beauty) or children’s authors who do not have the correct CRB clearance.”

Lynn Barber, writer and interviewer, on withdrawing from a literary festival being held by Richmond (Surrey) council when they refused to use a black and white photograph - which has been used on numerous occasions by other organisers - as a publicity photograph.

To quote the infamous Anthony Charles Bliar* - Welcome to Cool Britannia - aka the United Kingdom of the Stasi State

* Not a 'typo'


Dick Puddlecote said...

Great quote. The Telegraph have more than the Guardian did the other day otherwise I may have had more fun with it. ;-)

I wrote to Martin Amis in the hope he might come out and give Richmond a bloody nose too. Worth a try.

subrosa said...

If you don't mind WfW, I may do something with this too. Being a smoker of course I really should, shouldn't I.

Witterings From Witney said...

Apols DP - for some reason I missed your post. Only saw the item today in the DT

Dick Puddlecote said...

Nothing to apologise for WfW, the Guardian piece was nowhere near as damning as the DT's - excellent that Richmond will have the fuckwittery spotlight pointed in their direction a bit longer. ;-)

TheBigYin said...

I did the same WfW on the Freedom-2-Choose blog, don’t know how I missed it in it’s earlier incantation that DP referred to.

That quote above by Amelia Fairney was a brave statement in this ever increasing PC world we live in todays in broken Britain.