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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

You Couldn't Make It Up (although in this case someone did)

Three Little Pigs 'too offensive'
A story based on the Three Little Pigs has been turned down from a government agency's annual awards because the subject matter could offend Muslims.

The digital book, re-telling the classic fairy tale, was rejected by judges who warned that "the use of pigs raises cultural issues".

Becta, the government's educational technology agency, is a leading partner in the annual schools award.

The judges also attacked Three Little Cowboy Builders for offending builders.

But judges at this year's Bett Award said that they had "concerns about the Asian community and the use of pigs raises cultural issues".

They also warned that the story might "alienate parts of the workforce (building trade)". BBCi
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