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Published:April 29th, 2011 12:12 EST
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Stop The Insanity! Dude Arrested For Singing 'Kung Fu Fighting'

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A beach bar singer on the Isle of Wight has been arrested for performing the song Kung Fu Fighting. Simon Ledger stands accused of racially aggravated harassment.

He was entertaining a crowd enjoying the Easter sunshine when a man reported to be of Chinese origin took offence at the lyrics and complained to police.

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Mr Ledger was subsequently interviewed and is now facing formal charges.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1381373/Kung-Fu-Fighting-racist-row-Death-common-sense-police-losing-plot.html#ixzz1KvJ5SwbE

Being politically-incorrect can earn you dirty looks in the States, but across the pond you can be arrested for saying anything that isn`t 100 percent kosher.

I`ll be the first to admit that one verse from "Kung-Fu Fighting" is offensive : They were funky Chinamen from Funky Chinatown. But it`s lunacy to arrest a person for singing this ditty. It`s a freakin` novelty song, and only an anal-retentive type would take the lyrics seriously.

Ledger should simply omit the offensive verse the next time he croons the disco classic, this song is way too good not to be performed in pubic. When I was a 17-year-old kid I would kung fu my younger brother upside his head whenever it was played on the radio.

I hope a patriotic citizen will kung fu the hell out of the Chinese man who reported Ledger to the police. The cop who arrested Ledger should be ashamed of himself.

Everybody was kung fu fighting
Those kicks were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightening
But they did it with expert timing

Man, I love that song!

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