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UK grocery chain accused of discriminating against Jedis

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TrooperBari, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/sep/18/jedi-religion-tesco-hood-jones

    Tesco's response?

    Stand for this foolishness, Yoda would not.
     
  2. Mr7134

    Mr7134 Member

    Slightly off-topic, I once read a stat that said one of every eight pounds spent in the UK is spent in a Tesco.
     
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Why didn't he use the Jedi mind trick first?
     
  4. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    Incredibly silly story, but I'm not sure why the store made an issue of it. Who cares if some Star Wars dork wants to wear a Jedi hood when buying his groceries, as long as he's paying with real money instead of intergalactic currency, I fail to see how it bothers anyone.
     
  5. Mr7134

    Mr7134 Member

    The store probably doesn't like hooded young chaps. Hoods allow faces to be hidden from cameras and such.
     
  6. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Hoods and head coverings are a big deal here. Some of it is discrimination against the young and the poor, but some of it is also because hoods and head coverings make it much easier to disguise one's identity from the many, many CCTV cameras.

    And then there's the angle of distrust/dislike of Muslims, with the hijab being a very easy target, as you'll see in the comments in that story.
     
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    It's probably close to that with Wal-Mart here.
     
  8. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.
     
  9. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

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    This guy thinks the store is taking appropriate precautions.
     
  10. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Plural, Jedi already is.
     
  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

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    Hand it over.
     
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  12. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    That's it, F_B ... you're bantha poodoo. :D
     
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