Black day for fans of Halloween
NOT long now until some barking mad vicar complains that Halloween will turn our children into Satanists. Happens every year. But the autumn nutter season has started early, it seems.
A lady by the name of Anne O’Connor, who is an “early years consultant” (nope, me neither), says witches’ hats for those school Halloween parties should be pink and not black.
She also advises that kiddies should be given paper in shades other than white.
Because of — you guessed it – racism.
O’Connor (bet she’s a Ms) was writing in Nursery World magazine, which is evidently not all Humpty Dumpty and play sand.
She blathered in this innocent-sounding rag: “People who are feeling defensive can say ‘ well there’s nothing wrong with white paper’, but in reality there could be if you don’t see yourself reflected in the things around you. As an early years teacher, the minute you start thinking, ‘well actually, if I give everyone green paper, what happens’, you have a teaching potential.”
And people are taking advice on how to raise nippers from someone who comes out with drivel like that?
She blabs on: “People might criticise this as political correctness gone mad.” You don’t say, love?
Rule of thumb. Anyone who has the world “consultant” in their job title, unless they are a specialist surgeon, should be avoided like the plague.
They talk bollocks and, if you hang around them for too long, you’ll start talking bollocks.