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post Dec 7 2014, 05:54 PM
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Clintons faces backlash over 'shameful' Christmas card – 'Why Santa Claus must live on a council estate'

Clintons has provoked outrage with a festive card on its website that details the 10 reasons Santa Claus “must live on a council estate”.

The classist card, which costs £2, features a picture of a tower block and Father Christmas, with the cover message: “10 reasons Santa Claus must live on a council estate…”

Inside the card the 10 “reasons” Santa Claus apparently lives on a council estate are listed and include such offensive stereotypes as: “He has a serial record for breaking and entering” and “He’s never actually been seen doing any work in his whole life”.


'Why Santa Claus must live on a council estate'

* He wears the same, out of fashion clothes everyday and never washes them

* He’s never actually been seen doing any work in his whole life

* He has a serial record for breaking and entering

* He drinks alcohol during working hours

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...e-9908540.html
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post Dec 7 2014, 05:55 PM
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TBH I find it quite funny! laugh.gif Come on, why does everyone take everything so seriously?
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post Dec 7 2014, 06:31 PM
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That's pretty funny tbf. It's not supposed to be taken seriously.
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post Dec 8 2014, 09:37 AM
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I'm guessing neither of you live on a council estate then.
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post Dec 8 2014, 09:42 AM
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LOL POOR PEOPLE ARE DEGENERATES!!!!!!!!!!!!1111!!!
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post Dec 8 2014, 09:04 PM
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I just don't find it funny.
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post Dec 11 2014, 09:17 AM
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UPDATE! Clintons has bowed to pressure and withdrawn the card now.
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post Dec 12 2014, 08:01 PM
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The problem with any comedy now is it's watered down more and more so that observations and witty set-ups for one liners have become no-no for fear of upsetting someone. Comedy is supposed to have bite, Family Guy is about as un PC as you can get and it's hilarious. I don't take offence at non-PC jokes directed at me, or any of my minority statuses - of which i have a few. It's all about context.

So, in answer, it was mildly amusing, along the same lines as the gag about madonna having kids by three different fathers and living on an estate. Yes, I'm from that background so it must be OK. Actually we dreamed of being as well off as the average council-estate dweller in 2014. We were so poor the mice left US cheese overnight.

It's funny cos there's a mild element of truth in all humour, exaggeration just takes it up a level..
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post Dec 12 2014, 08:15 PM
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You had mice? You were lucky. We used to dream of having mice.
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dream of mice? you were lucky! we used to dream of dreaming of having mice. We could only afford mice once the fleas, headlice, and the "worms" had left the flat.

Well I say flat, it were a roofless corner with a cardboard cutout o' cooker and t'sink laugh.gif
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post Dec 12 2014, 10:11 PM
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You had cardboard? We used to long for cardboard. All we had were a bunch of used paper tissues. Before we used 'em we had to lick 'em clean for us lunch.
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