Man’s Obama costume spurs boss to order diversity training for all

Oh dear. Some people at a Halloween office party in Kentucky didn’t get the memo we are an über politically correct country gone mad.

Three employees at Jennie Stuart Medical Center offended the powers that be with their group costume entry: A beaming President Obama wearing a straightjacket and escorted by two policemen.

Cute, if you aren’t the type to be offended by masked rodeo clowns and all.

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Result: Third place in the costume contest.

Prize: All 750 employees have been ordered to undergo mandatory diversity training.

And that’s not all: The staff has been asked not to wear “ethnic or political costumes next year,” WZTV Fox 17 News reported

According to the station:

A picture of a Jennie Stuart Medical Center employee wearing a President Barack Obama mask and straitjacket at the hospital’s annual costume party has stirred debate.

Along with the costume (pictured above), a skit called “VIP Special Delivery” was performed, winning the group third place in the costume contest.

As a result, all 750 employees have now been required to take diversity training.

The VP of Human Resources at the medical center issued a statement to staff apologizing for anyone who was offended and personally took responsibility since the incident occurred on his watch.

He asked that employees refrain from political, religious, ethic and gender based costumes at other functions.

Yes, it’s come to this.

Watch a report from WZTV on the PC-insanity here:

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  • Carol

    lighten up people get your humor back

  • Charles Wesley

    If that had been Ben Carson, Condoleezza Rice or Alan West, they would have been the winners. This is CENSORSHIP, pure and simple. Bastards.

    • King Umbarrii

      Or Ted Cruz.

  • John Payne

    Typical liberal (in)tolerance.

  • theissuesnow

    they did the same thing to President Bush but God forbid we do the same thing to Obama

    • King Umbarrii

      Yeah but the rules are different for communist pigs.

  • Michael Shreve

    If an EQUAL action, wearing a President mask, receives an UNEQUAL reaction, diversity training, who REALLY needs the diversity training.

  • Boobie_The_Rocket_Dog

    This announcement from the less anal side of that hospital’s administration: “HOPKINSVILLE— To support breast cancer awareness, the 2013 Jennie Stuart Western Kentucky Women’s Show will include a “Be My Support” bra contest. Corporate and individual entries are welcome for a $25 donation to the JSMC Relay for Life team. Entries will be judged on originality, workmanship, and title. Bras entered in the competition will be displayed on mannequins at the Women’s Show on Friday, October 4 at the Bruce Convention Center. A panel of judges will award $100 and a trophy for first place and $75 for second place. The bra voted “crowd favorite” by show attendees will receive a $50 prize. The slogan for the contest is, “Big or small support them all.”

  • Charles Wesley

    The “BOSS” is obviously a BHO Lib… Idiot

  • EliseR

    Is it still funny if it’s Ted Cruz in a straight jacket?

    • Mlm46

      Each side thinks the other one is nuts, so who cares? What kind of world do we have now that we cannot laugh at ourselves? Lighten up already!

    • Judith Lang

      It would be funny to some, as Obama in straight jacket is funny to others. It is Halloween, so who cares?

  • Judy Senac Blankenship

    You would have heard not one word if the President held up for ridicule was George Bush. Bill.

  • SSranger

    Political lampooning has always been current since the days of Thomas Nast. But today, such expression as found in the “Barack Obama” mask is purposely made an absolute no-no. (As in purposely proscribing using his middle name, “Hussein,” anywhere, anytime. Can anyone imagine the supporters of JFK, America’s first Catholic president, dogging anyone using his middle name–“Fitzgerald”–so as not to “accentuate” or “call attention to” his “Irishness”–or better, his “Catholic Irishness”?}

    Here, many of us just knew the “race issue” would come out from behind the “Obama” mask. It’s no never-mind to left that many Americans have worn presidential masks in the past. Or that thousands of “Nixons” and “Carters” happily trolled for candy, along with the “Reagans” stumping for trickled-down jelly beans. Nothing, I recall, was made of this Mummerlike parade of masked “presidents.”

    Yet when it came to then-President George Bush in particular? Well, Bush was a horse of a different color. The left, et. al, were quite smilingly OK–steeped in their virtual political de rigueur–to publicly wish death on him, to revel in a shoes being thrown at him; to promote any form and level of their hatred toward him.

    For the left, donning a “George Bush” mask was a welcomed holiday adornment for public display! Yet another opportunity to demean and excoriate him, not with the mildly acerbic political mockery of yesteryear, but with that particular hyper malice and vitriol the left designed just … for … George … Bush.

    The protect-Obama-at-all-cost tactic revealing now is [yawn] still more of the left’s political stagecraft, playing out in so obviously obvious dialog: Get any individual or organization criticizing Barack Obama, in any manner, to back off.

    So it’s no surprise that we’re hearing in so many words from stage left, “to wear (the wearer is inferred to be non-black, of course) the ‘Obama’ mask is to be a ‘racist'”; “it’s like wearing ‘Black Face'”; “our black [insert audience type] will be offended by it”; “it’s mean-spirited”; “it’s disrespectful to the Office”; (tacitly: “it’s bad for business . . .)

    It never ends with this failed president. Would that we could have Obama truly unmasked and removed from office. What a Treat that would be for the wearisome Trick he has played on a very tired, dispirited America.

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