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Political Correctness Tag

Conservatives in Australia scored a surprise upset victory, in an election liberals supposedly could not lose. We covered the result Saturday night, including the liberal meltdowns which approached those seen in the U.S. on election night 2016, Australia: Conservatives score surprise upset victory as voters reject Labor climate change and income inequality agenda and Liberals Up the Hyperbole as Conservatives Win in Australia’s Election.

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's successor, has come under fire for make a joke about gender-neutral bathrooms. Her remark was in response to a campaign waged by the left-wing Green Party to introduce gender-neutral bathrooms in official builds in the state of Berlin. She said the third-gender toilets were for "men who cannot decide if they want to sit or stand when they pee" on a carnival-themed TV show.

The long-running animated comedy series 'The Simpsons' is preparing to drop the character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, the Indian-American owner of the 'Kwik-E-Mart' due to political correctness. This became an issue when comedian Hari Kondabolu made a documentary film called "The Problem With Apu" which was released last year.

As much as we complain about political correctness in the United States, it seems things are much worse in Europe. Marine Le Pen, who is frequently described in media reports as far right, recently shared some images on Twitter of people who had been slaughtered by ISIS. Now she is being ordered to see a psychiatrist.

Islamist groups in Britain are "weaponizing" Islamophobia to silence legitimate criticism of Radical Islam, the country's counter-extremism tsar warned. The UK-based Muslim extremist groups "and their sympathisers weaponise Islamophobia in an attempt to shut down legitimate debate about Islamic extremism while undermining the general struggle against anti-Muslim hatred," Sara Khan, head of the UK Commission for Countering Extremism, said.

The word and thought police have reached brand new levels of crazy. Professional race car driver Conor Daly has lost a sponsorship because his father reportedly uttered a racial slur in the 1980's.  To put this in some perspective, Conor wasn't born until 1991, yet he is paying for the sins of his father. I had to double-check this report to make sure it wasn't satire, but sure enough, Conor's dad allegedly said the "N" word more than thirty years ago, so Lilly Diabetes has pulled its sponsorship of his son's No. 6 car in the NASCAR Xfinity race at Road America.

Despite pressure from Prime Minister Theresa May and the UK Conservative Party, Britain's former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has refused to apologise for his critical remarks about women in burkas, the full-body Islamic veil. The senior Conservative politician stirred a controversy this week after likening burka-clad women to "letter-boxes" and "bank robbers". Johnson "won't be apologizing", reported the BBC citing a source close to the former Foreign Secretary. "We have to call it out. If we fail to speak up for liberal values then we are simply yielding ground to reactionaries and extremists," he reportedly added.