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calendar   Sunday - January 06, 2013

only takes one to decide for many, what community standards are

Every once in awhile I find something so silly, or so stupid and pc, I ask the same old question.
Can anything get any dumber?  And usually the answer is yes.

So it is with a story I found and it originates not here in the UK, but in my own home country. The USA!

Can things get much dumber ?

Take a look.  See how “one parent” can decide for ALL just what community standards are.  And one idiot who thinks that’s a “win-win” for the community.

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Back to the 50s: US parent forces school to tone down production of All Shook Up because it’s too ‘suggestive’

· School is forced to change lyrics to 1957 classic and adapt the musical’s plot

· Show is only allowed to go ahead after school got copyright to edit the song

By David Gardner In Los Angeles

It has been 55 years since Elvis Presley’s shaking hips were deemed too hot for American TV and he was shown only from the waist up.
Now producers of a high school musical have been forced to change the lyrics of one of his most famous songs to prevent the production from being shut down.

School administrators in Utah cancelled the musical after a parent complained that All Shook Up was too racy.

In the 1957 classic, the king of rock and roll warbles about a sweetheart whose ‘lips are like a volcano that’s hot’. The song continues: ‘I’m proud to say she’s my buttercup. I’m in love. I’m all shook up.’

The show was allowed to go ahead only after administrators at Herriman High School received permission yesterday from the copyright owners of All Shook Up to edit the song. It is not yet clear what the changes are.

They are also making some plot changes to the musical, which brings a modern twist to Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. The story revolves around a female castaway who dresses as a boy to evade detection in ancient southern Europe.

The cross-dressing connotations were also found offensive by the parent who complained, who has not been named.
Jill Fishback, whose daughter worked on the production, said: ‘I’m at a loss. They’re singing Elvis songs.

‘A girl dresses up as a boy and kisses a boy. It’s not promoting homosexuality. It was supposed to be a farce.’

A spokesman for the Jordan School District said: ‘The show will go on. We wanted to make some changes to keep the play within community values. It’s a win-win for all of us.’

In August, a parents’ group got the same school district to cancel Dead Man Walking, a play about a Catholic nun who counsels a death-row inmate in Louisiana.
‘Dead Man Walking’ was scratched even though administrators said much of its profanity had been stripped from the script.

‘We want our drama to be a great experience not just for our students but the theater-goers.

‘We don’t want to offend anyone,’ bat Riesgraf said Wednesday.

source

Is it only one place in Utah that’s stupid?  Or is this disease spreading to neighboring states as well? 

btw, I wasn’t aware til now that anyone actually heard ALL the words to any of his songs.  Or most rock songs come to think of it.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 01/06/2013 at 03:54 PM   
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