Preschool cancels Christmas pageant because ‘ONE non-Christian parent complained it wasn’t culturally sensitive’
- Christmas pageant cancelled after one parent ‘of a different faith’ complained
- 30 preschoolers left disappointed after ‘everything was planned’
- Academic says the left is trying to control thought through political correctness
A preschool has cancelled its yearly Christmas pageant over ‘cultural sensitivities’ after one parent complained, a radio station has confirmed.
The preschool in Wheelers Hill, southeast Melbourne, called off the Christmas pageant after a parent ‘of a different faith’ complained, according to the father of a person who works there.
The man, known only as Felix, revealed the extraordinary cancellation to Radio 3AW host Neil Mitchell on Friday, who confirmed it with the unnamed centre after obtaining the contact details off-air.
Up to 30 preschoolers were left disappointed after their planned Christmas pageant was cancelled after one parent ‘of a different faith’ complained
‘They normally have their annual Christmas pageant at the end of the year,’ Felix told Radio 3AW.
‘Everything was planned and has been called off now just because one parent of a different faith has objected to it, and that is disappointing.’
Felix said about 30 children attend the preschool.
‘It’s very annoying,’ he said.
Daily Mail Australia was unable to confirm the story with the preschool.
Later in the same show another caller told Radio 3AW off air that Yarra Trams, which runs Melbourne’s tram network, had been rebranded the ‘Thankyou party’.
Yarra Trams re-named its Christmas staff party last year in part to counteract outrage over a scantily-clad fat-o-gram scandal from 2017 which resulted in the sacking of three workers, media reported at the time.
Yarra Trams rebranded its Christmas party to a ‘Thankyou party’ last year after three staff were sacked over a scandal involving a scantily clad fat-o-gram stripper
Three tram employees were stood down for ordering a plus-sized stripper (pictured) to their staff Christmas party. Yarra Trams then renamed its Christmas party the ‘Thankyou party’
A Yarra Trams spokesperson said they changed the name to a ‘Thank You Event’ for inclusiveness.
‘We changed the name to a Thank You Event to acknowledge the valuable contribution our employees have made throughout the year and to ensure that our employees from many different cultural backgrounds feel included in our end-of-year event,’ the spokesperson said via email.
Australian Catholic University research fellow Kevin Donnelly, a critic of political correctness, said the surge in multicultural authoritarianism was not about politeness but came from the cultural left – who were trying to force people to think along party lines by controlling their language.
‘If you want to change society you take the long march,’ he told Mitchell on 3AW.
‘You get into schools, the universities, the media, trade unions and impose your ideology on other people.’
Dr Donnelly said most Australians thought political correctness had gone too far with more than two thirds of respondents surveyed by the Australia Talks National Survey, or 68 percent, saying they thought people were too easily offended, the ABC reported.
‘You have to be careful with what you say,’ he told 3AW.
‘All the universities have got diversity tool kits, trigger warnings, safe spaces – you really can’t say boo to a goose without somebody getting upset.’