Children’s Book Publisher Carlsen Kowtows To China

A Chinese newspaper („Chinesische Handelszeitung“) with a focus on news around German-speaking countries has found mission and purpose in being offended by a children’s book. It contained the “racist” statement that the Covid-19 virus came out of China. The outrage errupted in protest letters that denounced the “disinformation” and demanded an apology. The Chinese ambassador’s envoy for the city of Hamburg got involved. A manual how to protest German companies appeared on WeChat. Yet, publisher Carlsen stood the ground … no, of course, they didn’t. They promised to change the book and to destroy all printed copies that have not yet been sold.

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Kinder- und Jugendbuchverlag gehorcht chinesischen Zensurforderungen

Comedian Kay Ray Cancelled For Telling A Joke

The Schmidt theatre in Hamburg dismisses one of its stars for a joke. It is just the latest cancel culture absurdity and I will run you though the joke and provide its cultural context. Some waiters did not like to hear it and complained to the owners of the place.

Comedy used to be equally irreverant to all groups and Mr Ray does not wish to apologize. He insists on his right to express himself and pledges to continue the production of art worth its name. Despite these dire corona times, which are difficult for many industries and as such also for stand-up artists, he is now searching for a new opportunity

The joke text in the original:
Kay Ray macht Witze über den Islam und wird gefeuert

Adidas’s Only Female Executive Resigns Over Racism Controversy

Karen Parkin was the only female executive on the board of sports wear company Adidas. The British national had a career of 20 years at the company touching Sales, Business Development and Supply Chain Management. That’s all gone now. Her last field of responsibility was Human Resources and as such she failed to acknowledge the need for affirmative action and anti-racism hysteria at Adidas.

She should soon be corrected. After being called out by Product Manager Aaron Ture, famous for something, maybe, or not, she made a Stalinesque apology. She ‘stood 100% against racism’ and ‘worked to create a more equitable environment,’ she said. Anyway, she “acknowledged”, as the New York Times and other activist papers emphasize, that she had become a burden. In her own words it was ‘the focus on me.’ Her name is Karen Parkin, just in case you missed the focus.

Anyway the company announced a slew of policy changes to pander to the left.

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