Friday, February 08, 2019

Sweetheart is an offensive term?

When I use it, I mean it affectionately. An excerpt below from Australia's Married At First Sight TV program

During Wednesday's episode, Mike faced a viewer backlash for describing Jessika Power as an 'attractive young girl' and calling Elizabeth Sobinoff 'sweetheart'.

Elizabeth was particularly affronted by the term, responding: 'Sweetheart? Um... '

Mike, 44, later apologised but was nonetheless roasted by MAFS fans on Twitter.

'If Mike calls one more of these girls "sweetheart" I'm going to throw something,' one person tweeted.

Another wrote: 'Calling a woman sweetheart... Am I the only one that finds that condescending?'

A particularly angry viewer said that Mike, who hails from the Gold Coast, sounded like a 'stupid old fart' by using the term.



Anonymous said...

Oh dear, the perpetually offended are offended again.
They must have sad lives.

Anonymous said...

Don't ever come to south of the Mason Dixon line where waitresses address everyone as "Hon."

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

I do beleive the world is going bonkers totaly bonkers nothing makes any sense anymore its all feelings and hurt little egos of whining little snowflakes

Anonymous said...

So I guess the phrase "angry B1otch is also out?

Stymphalian Bird the man eating bird witha brass beak and shoots his feathers said...

Liberals WHINE WHINE WHINE that's all they ever do is WHINE WHINE WHINE all day long WHINE WHINE WHINE