Saturday, May 03, 2008

Black British soldier sues over 'humiliating' nickname

We read:
"British soldier Kerry Hylton is suing the army because of the embarrassing nickname given to him by fellow troops. Hylton claims he has been "demeaned'' by the nickname "Paris'', after the notorious blonde American socialite and Hilton hotel empire heiress. He is suing for race discrimination, alleging that his fellow soldiers ignored orders to stop calling him Paris.

The Daily Express newspaper reported that Hylton, a chef with the Welsh Guards, finds the nickname offensive because he considers Paris Hilton "a white woman with a low reputation''. The Jamaica-born 33-year-old also alleged he was called several racist names at his barracks in London. An employment tribunal in London is expected to hear his case next month."


So it is racist to give a black the name of someone white? A bit of a stretch. But in batty Britain it might fly, I guess.

Anyway, nicknames are common in the army. They come with the job. My army nickname was "Whanger" but I had better not explain that.


Anonymous said...

Any moron could see the nickname was given in reference to his last name not his race. But, like Jon said, in batty Britan you never know.

Anonymous said...

I used to work with a Navy chef universally nicknamed "Banjo". He always claimed that it was because he 'had more than one string to his fiddle' but everyone knows that it's really a nickname you get because you play with yourself a lot.

He knew that and everyone knew it - but he didn't sue anyone. Ridiculous.

I'm not going to tell you my Navy nickname though :-)

Anonymous said...

Just another black taking advantage of the most lucrative industry in the black community, frivolous lawsuits.

Anonymous said...

I want to hear more about Whanger

Anonymous said...

This is the kind of whiny brat who was going to sue for something anyway. It's also pretty obvious he picked a poor thing to whine about, let's hope he never learns to pick better whines or he's going to make some slimeball of a lawyer very happy someday.


Anonymous said...

Is this joker for real?

Anonymous said...

Perhaps he'd rather have the nickname of "Hanoi" - Hanoi Hylton? My money would be on that if he succeeds in stopping the "Paris" nickname.