Austria: Jokes about refugees ‘banned’ during carnival celebrations

The Austrian Carnival Guild has released a set of guidelines for Fasching, the Catholic carnival celebrations which run up until Lent. Jokes about refugees, foreigners, and minorities are out, as are “hurtful attacks on defenceless people, mockery and malice”.

h/t LS

  • Jay Currie

    Glancing at this I read it as “Refugees banned…” And thought the Austrians had come to their senses… Alas.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Hope springs eternal!

  • BillyHW

    Have they considered banning gang child rape?

  • xavier

    What bunch of dolt! They do know that one of the characteristics of the carnival is to make fun of the rich powerful and other issues so as to blow off steam before the austerity of Lent kicks in

    So I say screw ’email and mock the refugee and foreigners relentlessly

  • Maurice Miner

    Europe is irredeemable. Too many practitioners of “white guilt”, and it is readily apparent that the entire Continent is fucked. So sad.

  • Shebel

    I can easily understand how Muslims get angry at having to defend that filth that they call a Religion.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Oh this is going to be spectacular. Mass rapes and murder in the streets. Every other store on fire.

  • John

    The whole point of this carnival is mockery. When these things began in the Middle Ages the participants used to make fun of the local noblemen and clergy.

  • P_F

    “Jokes about refugees ‘banned’ during carnival celebrations”
    And that should keep Austria ‘safe’ from any future mohammedan terrorist attack.

  • Armaros

    I guess this would be banned also…