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“Mao = Mo = Jesus” Equals Another Entertaining Episode of PC Idiocy

is discovered on this Kiwi campus:

A mob of angry Chinese students protested at Massey University yesterday after [tag]Chairman Mao[/tag] was lampooned on the cover of the student newspaper.

Students likened the cover of Chaff, which this week satirises women’s magazine Cosmopolitan, to the anti-Muslim cartoons circulated around the world in February.

The issue in question features Mao photoshopped into a fetching white dress (with an accompanying headline: “Chairman Mee-ow!”). It elicited the shirt rending, PC-induced agony I expect the newspaper’s editors were looking for:

UCOL student Xing Tang said Chaff staff are ignorant of Chinese culture.

“Chairman Mao is like Jesus to us,” he said on the verge of tears.

Awww…. I’m sorry, little Commie. You should have come here; Mao would never be treated that way on a US campus; he’s considered just as sacred as Che (but Jesus is fair game).

I liked the explanation the college rag’s editors gave for targeting “Great Leader” for mockery, and the subsequent umbrage:

“We were looking for a picture of Marx or Lenin and we couldn’t use Castro because he had a beard and it just didn’t work….” Mr Valath said students are “enraged for the sake of being enraged”

QUESTION OUR OUTRAGE, CAPITALIST CHRISTIAN DEVIL?
YOU TRY ORDER TAKEOUT!
NO EGGROLLS FOR YOU!

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