UPDATE: It has come to our attention that the judge recently tossed this case. For good reason too. Read more below…
Oh Canada, what don’t you get offended by? That was a rhetorical question that need not be answered, because we already know Canada is offended by everything (see Canada: Comedian Mike Ward Fined $35K… for ‘Offensive’ Jokes?! and Embarrassing: Canada Changes National Anthem to be ‘Inclusive.’ And It Sucks…). Well, almost everything. They don’t seem to take offense to Justin Trudeau appropriating gay fashion.
But something Canada does take issue with is sports uniforms. Some Canucklehead wants to ban the Cleveland Indians from wearing their “offensive” uniforms when they play the Blue Jays in Toronto. Because of course…
Douglas Cardinal, an officer of the Order of Canada, has filed applications to the Ontario Superior Court, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and the Canadian Human Rights Commission, arguing that the Cleveland Indians’ team name and mascot — Chief Wahoo, a cartoon man with red skin and a feather in his headband — are offensive and discriminatory.
His application seeks an injunction against the team, Major League Baseball and Rogers Communications, which is broadcasting the American League Championship Series between the two teams.
Michael Swinwood, who is Cardinal’s lawyer but is not formally involved in these proceedings, said that the team should stop using its name and logo altogether.
“We should be displaying more consciousness in the choices we make in relation to logos,” he said. “It’s offensive to indigenous people, and it needs to be addressed.”
The dude who filed the suit is taking offense to an angry looking, red, little cartoon man with triangles for eyes. Just let that sink in. It’s silly. You don’t see Lena Dunham filing lawsuits over the Phillie Phanatic – and the similarity between them is truly uncanny.
Canada isn’t the only country where people file stupid lawsuits (see ‘Clock Boy’ Returns! Now Suing Ben Shapiro, Fox News, and Others…). There was a time when the ol’ slip and sue was the cash cow of choice. Now we’ve moved onto suing when one’s feelings get hurt. 2016.
This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Not to point fingers or name names, but you can thank the politically correct world of leftism for this. We’ve managed to foster a climate that caters to these spineless chaps (see OPINION: Professional Victimhood is America’s Fastest Growing Business!). Of course, this could all be a moot point because the Indians are currently two games up over the Blue Jays. Another two wins, and they’ll be taking their offensive jerseys to either Los Angeles or Chicago.
Either way, LOL at you Canada. Speaking of Indians…