Political correctness has reached new levels in Australia. To help students who are “sensitive to noise,” the Elanora Heights Public School in Sydney has banned clapping. How do they celebrate? They’re asking students to show enthusiasm at assemblies with “silent cheering” by “pulling excited faces,” or our favorite, “punching the air.”
Give it two assemblies before “punching the air” turns into a full blown kiddy riot when Nigel accidentally right-hooks Cooper.
The ban on clapping is only one of the most recent waves of Australian political correctness. Some of the other fantastically unnecessary moves include: banning hugging, singing of Christmas carols, and removing the word “black” in the nursery rhyme “Baa Baa Black Sheep”. Thank God they solved this giant cause of racism.