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‘Albino Rhino’ Beer At Earls Restaurants Target Of Human Rights Complaint


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#61 pwnstar

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:40 PM

I thought it was a strain of weed
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:55 AM

So because a tiny handful of people think that the term "albino" is beyond the pale, Earls is going to drop the name "Albino Rhino"? Obviously Earls does not mean anything discriminatory with the brand name. I blanch thinking about how politically correct we have to be...
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:32 AM

So because a tiny handful of people think that the term "albino" is beyond the pale, Earls is going to drop the name "Albino Rhino"? Obviously Earls does not mean anything discriminatory with the brand name. I blanch thinking about how politically correct we have to be...

Or as Earl's said in its press release they did not realize how the term is perceived and it can be hurtful.

Almost a Christian-like reaction, eh?
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:21 AM

Yay political correctness! I hope they change the name to pale, weird rhino beer.
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:18 PM

This chick needs to take a long walk off a short pier. If it was my business and I had that name for 25 years there is no way I would change it.
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:23 PM

This chick needs to take a long walk off a short pier. If it was my business and I had that name for 25 years there is no way I would change it.

Or as Earl's said in its press release when they voluntarily made the change:

We have learned from participating in the human rights complaint process, however, that many persons with albinism are genuinely offended and feel that their dignity is negatively impacted by the use of the word “albino” in our marketing. Albinism is a very rare condition and like many Canadians we knew very little about the condition or the very real discrimination persons with albinism experience, both in Canada and around the world. Persons with albinism are a stigmatized group that face prejudice and exclusion in many areas of Canadian society.


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 05:50 PM

George Carlin, if he was still alive, would not be amused by this crap. Have any albino rhinos complained about this beer's name?
Why would albino humans get involved in what is clearly not their concern? Have these people taken Webster's dictionary and others to task about using that word in their publications?

There are no bad words, only words used badly. No matter what the word, if it is said in a sneering,condescending,threatening manner it can be percieved as a bad word.
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:03 PM

Isn't this the same woman who also complained about the baby seats at Earls???

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What a loser.

Edited by VoiceOfReason_, 18 February 2013 - 06:07 PM.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:04 PM

Isn't this the same woman who also complained about the baby seats at Earls???

No.
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:36 PM

As long as they still have Earl's girls who cares?
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:39 PM

I will never shop at a place that sells crackers.
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