‘Political correctness gone mad’: Man asked not to wear Union Jack jacket because it’s ‘offensive’


A man in South Yorkshire, England has been asked not to wear his Who-style Union Jack jacket by alleged council officials because it may cause offense.

Jason Mawer was given the jacket for his birthday in January.  Its design is inspired by legendary rock band The Who, and being a big fan, he was thrilled. This joy turned to shock, however, while walking around his hometown when he was confronted on two separate occasions by two different people who told him to remove the jacket because it could cause offence.  Mawar says he believes the hypersensitive busy-bodies are council officials.

Mawar was first stopped while walking through his hometown of Barnsley by someone who he was “sure” was a “council enforcement officer.”

The person was wearing a high-visibility jacket and told him he shouldn’t wear such clothing while in town, the Daily Mail reported.

“To be honest I was in a hurry and I was walking along as she asked me to take it off. In the end I just said, ‘No I’m not taking it off,'” Mawer told the newspaper.

“It was an insult to be asked to take it off. It is my pride and joy,” he said. “I’m a big fan of The Who and the Mod era and have all the gear.”

In a second incident, Mawer was once again asked to remove his red, white, and blue jacket.

“Would you mind removing your coat? It might offend somebody,” Mawer says he was told.

Mawer described the incidents as cases of “political correctness gone mad,” while his partner said it was “disgusting.”

The Barnsley Council has said “no such incident has been recorded” by their enforcement teams.

“The council’s officers would not approach someone because of their clothes,” the council said in a short statement on their official Twitter account.

RT. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license.

  • Mick McNulty

    It’s deliberate agitation to whip up hate. People are being divided by sinister forces which don’t care about Muslim or British sensitivities but do need to exploit them. Whoever complained about the Union Jack is unlikely to really be a Muslim, while next it’s probably the turn of a Brit somewhere who’ll want to ban the hijab.

  • enzomedici

    If you can’t wear your own flag in your own country, your country is finished. Anyone offended by it should be deported immediately.

  • Richard .R

    Just because you’re ‘offended’ doesn’t mean you’re right. The guy wearing the jacket was more than likely ‘offended’ for being asked to take it off. I certainly would have been!!

  • desertspeaks

    Politicians are repulsive and repugnant creatures and I find them offensive, BAN POLITICIANS!

  • Guillotine_ready

    Wear it more and hang some wherever you can and paint some too. Screw the pathetic little PC morons, it is indeed disgusting and pitiful.

  • jones

    This story is BS and is intended to sell a notion. No one cares about what flag you wear!
    The comparison used is intended to make you think being muslim is worse than wearing a union jack. This is a poor attempted by the same proponents who bring you political correctness and the “hate the muslims” campaign.

    • Zaphod Braden

      How’s life in the mosque?

  • Zaphod Braden

    YOU must tolerate ME …… or GET OUT.

  • AnonymousMax

    Was any of this interaction recorded by say,..a smartphone? or do we have to just take your word for it.

  • Xavier

    Welcome to the U.S.A…uh, wait… I can’t believe it happened in the U.S. before the U.K. Well, this is odd.