Nobody likes to be called a dummy by a dummy.

A follow-up on the N-word sofa label

http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/americas/04/19/canada.couch.ap/index.html

BOO...FUCKING...HOO...

Is she for real? She's really trying to sue them? Her chances are pretty weak, as the Canadian justice system is far less tolerant of these sorts of bullshit greedy lawsuits.

Guests won't sit on the sofa? Maybe that's because you're a fucking nutjob over a label you quack.

OH, THE MENTAL ANGUISH!
Permalink Honkey-tonk 
April 19th, 2007 11:36pm
Well, I knew this was coming. It always does.
Permalink Practical Economist 
April 19th, 2007 11:48pm
I don't understand why the solution isn't as simple as 1) manufacturer sends apology letter, 2) removes the couches free of charge, 3) refunds her money.
Permalink Anonymous Bolton 
April 20th, 2007 12:38am
That's extreme. It's a goddamn label. Cut the label off. I mean ... do people know what label couch they sit on, jeez?
Permalink Send private email strawberry snowflake 
April 20th, 2007 1:12am
My son Drifting Fish come in and say 'dad, what is indian red'. I ask, 'where you hear this term'. He say 'on this crayon'. I look and there it is, this derogatory term, and on crayons for children! How can I explain this to him, I can not. He is damaged for life. I sue Crayola. I will make them pay for what they did.
Permalink Geronimo Laughing Dog 
April 20th, 2007 1:38am
Indian Red comes from the red clay used as pigment found abundantly in India.

I love the progression of the article.

> Doris Moore was shocked when her new couch was

(several paragraphs later)

> Moore, who is black,

> Moore is consulting with a lawyer and wants compensation. Last week, she filed a report with the Ontario Human Rights Commission.

(several paragraphs later)

> "Something more has to be done. We don't just need a personal apology, but someone needs to own up to where these labels were made, and someone needs to apologize to all people of color," Moore said.

And my favorite - I presume someone offered to swap the couch for another & she refused it.

> "I had friends over from St. Lucia yesterday and they wouldn't sit on the couch."



The "I'm going to sue the fuck out of everyone involved & get the human rights commission on their ass." / "Someone needs to own up & apologize." bit is just too hilarious for words.
Permalink Send private email Сергей РахманиноB 
April 20th, 2007 1:48am
Maybe it was supposed to be Niger, as in Niger river and Nigeria.  It's kind of funny that we still give this dead word power and meaning. 

Heck, the guy that works behind me has a name synonymous with d*ck (but pronounces it as two syllables - yeah, right).  Imaging being called that every day.
Permalink Send private email LinuxOrBust 
April 20th, 2007 1:49am
I hate to think how many lawsuits there are going to be over Peter Jackson's remake of the Dam Busters.  Or, maybe the studio will censor out the name of Guy Gibson's dog?
Permalink  
April 20th, 2007 5:31am
They already censor the original film for the same reason
Permalink Billx 
April 20th, 2007 6:24am
Have you READ those labels?  They say it's illegal to remove them.

(Except in the fine print, where it says the final purchaser can remove them if they want to.  But it IS very fine print).

Yeah, you could see all the "outrage" at a non-english speaker's mistake building up to a court case.  Pretty disengenious.

In other news, nobody's mentioned Imus in days, except to point out that nobody's mentioned Imus in days.  I wonder if CBS will re-hire him.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
April 20th, 2007 9:46am

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