Friday, May 18, 2018

Does it dehumanize middle-aged white men to refer to them as  "Gammon"?

Middle aged white men tend to go pink in complexion as they age.  Some English Leftists refer to such people as "Gammon" because Gammon (roasted ham) is also pink.  With age, most people move to the Right so it is also a political comment

Gammon is now being used to mock right-wing males over their supposed red faces and 'fleshy' builds

Labour supporters have been accused of mocking right-wing males by likening the colour of the meat to their supposed red-faces.

A social media user first used the term during BBC's Question Time debates on Brexit in 2016. He said he had grown tired because the "Great Wall of Gammon" have had their way long enough.

His tweet read: "Whatever happens, hopefully politicians will start listening to young ppl after this. "This Great Wall of gammon has had its way long enough."

The following year, social media users continued to share pictures of men who appeared red faced, all middle-aged, white and male, with the phrase "Great Wall of Gammon".

Matt Zarb-Cousin, Jeremy Corbyn's former spokesman also used the term to describe a man who was protecting Jacob Rees-Mogg, and had become red faced after protesters interrupted his speech.

Mr Zarb-Cousin said on Twitter: "So the full video of the Jacob Rees-Mogg incident shows a middle aged gammon in a white shirt violently attacking protesters as they start to leave after a non-violent disruption."

Is the insult racist?

Tweeters replying to Mr Zarb-Cousin's tweet reignited the row over the weekend.

Joining the furore, Northern Irish MP Emma Little-Pengelly said the term is racist because it singles out people with a certain "skin colour".

She said: "I'm appalled by the term 'gammon' now frequently entering the lexicon of so many (mainly on the left) & seemingly be accepted.

"This is a term based on skin colour & age - stereotyping by colour or age is wrong no matter what race, age or community. It is just wrong.”



Bird of Paradise said...

Now we know the meaning of the term Snowflakes when were talking about those whining little liberals because the slightest heat and they melt away and disolve

Anonymous said...

The same people who demand we discard all the old terms of disrespect for other people have no problem at all disrespecting others and will even use those same old terms on each other so it's really no surprise that they will try to coin new terms to disrespect people, especially those who point out their hypocrisy.

Anonymous said...

hopefully politicians will start listening to young ppl

Young people believe nonsense and want to impose it on the World.

Anonymous said...

Perfect Leftist hypocrisy as the First Forbidden Word originally was also based on the skin color of people of African descent.

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

Liberals get older but instead of getting smarter their getting dumber because they read the NYT's and watch CNN