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to think that Clintons are stereotyping council estate residents with this Christmas card.

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Darkesteyes Sun 07-Dec-14 00:50:41

Just seen this on Twitter. I think its bloody hateful tbh.

www.clintoncards.co.uk/christmas/christmas-cards/council-estate-santa-clause-christmas-card

Walkacrossthesand Sun 07-Dec-14 00:55:49

Agree. There's a link to a petition - I think this card will be withdrawn, smartish. It's just plain offensive.

Trickydecision Sun 07-Dec-14 00:57:24

The card is indeed horrible. But when I read your title, for a moment I wondered why Bill and Hillary would use British council houses to illustrate their Christmas cards.

PulyaSochsup Sun 07-Dec-14 00:57:37

How awful! I shall boycott Clinton's from now on. Disgusting.

WorraLiberty Sun 07-Dec-14 00:58:19

Hehehe!! Thank you! grin

I live on a council estate and I absolutely love it!

I'm only sending about 20 cards this year...and they'll be to my elderly relatives (mainly), who don't use the internet.

But I'll see if I can get these ones because I know it's their sense of humour to a tee.

QuickSilverFairy Sun 07-Dec-14 01:00:21

Another who thought Bill and Hillary had lost the plot! It really is an offensive card to be selling.

TimelyNameChangey Sun 07-Dec-14 01:01:58

shock it's so ill advised that someone needs sacking in my opinion. Where is the petition please Walker?

WorraLiberty Sun 07-Dec-14 01:03:16

It's only offensive if you don't get the humour in it.

I do and I know for a fact many of my neighbours and family will too...all of whom live on council estates.

Jeez I'd love to know how many bosom hoikers actually live on an estate, or are you just taking offence (where it's not welcome) on behalf of other people? confused

IsChippyMintonExDirectory Sun 07-Dec-14 01:03:21

Wow. I was expecting some kind of feeble joke but that is deeply offensive.

MrsBigginsPieShop Sun 07-Dec-14 01:04:54

Not even particularly well written or amusing, stereotype aside. Oh dear.

TinselHalo Sun 07-Dec-14 01:08:25

I live on a council estate and I find it offensive.

QuinnTwinny Sun 07-Dec-14 01:10:36

I think it's brilliant! I also like that the two posters (so far) to find it funny live on council estates. It's humour, it's making a joke about stereotypes. I see tons of jokes about middle class/upper class people all the time, yet no one bats an eyelid. Surely there are far more important things to be offended by, and to petition, nowadays?

LuluJakey1 Sun 07-Dec-14 01:14:19

I grew up on a council estate and the card is stereotypical, ill-judged and not funny imo.

Imagine the uproar if the title said '10 Reasons Why Santa Must Be An Asylum Seeker'. It is the same technique- stereotyping and belittling a group in society and claiming it as humour. Clintons are making money out of it too. Shame on them.

AlleyCat11 Sun 07-Dec-14 01:14:21

Heh! Sounds like it was written by an embittered Dole Office worker...

fluffling Sun 07-Dec-14 01:15:36

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LuluJakey1 Sun 07-Dec-14 01:17:20

Mind you, Clintons is hardly the sophisticated end of the card market. They sell tat anyway imo.

RedButtonhole Sun 07-Dec-14 01:17:42

I sort of agree with Quinn there are far more pressing things to get worked up about, and some people will find it funny, I'm sure.

I live in a council house (in a village though so not on a "typical" estate as such). I'm not really offended by it since none of the stereotypes apply to me, but I think it's been done in pretty poor taste. Alot of people living in council accommodation are hardworking and honest, it's a bit crass to be implying that we are all lazy, unhygenic criminals.

Darkesteyes Sun 07-Dec-14 01:19:04

Quinn the difference is rich/middle class people dont get hate programmes like How to get a council house Benefits Britain We All pay your Benefits made about them.

During one of these programmes i even saw on the accompanying Twitter hashtag ppl calling for them to be gassed. shock There is also hate against poor people whipped up in the newspapers and this card is part of that IMO.

SoonToBeSix Sun 07-Dec-14 01:20:50

I think it's funny, people need to lighten up.

Darkesteyes Sun 07-Dec-14 01:25:58

Hope you still find it funny when people on Twitter start doing their own mock up versions in retaliation which ive seen happen before with things like this.

LittleBairn Sun 07-Dec-14 01:35:45

That is shocking, I now know which shop not to buy Christmas cards from.

scousadelic Sun 07-Dec-14 01:36:18

I think it's called having a sense of humour. That card is not something I would send but if we all start being po-faced about everything the world will become a very dull place

I just went online to check this out and ended up buying 4 cards including one about Northerners leading lives of bleakness and desperation. I am a Northerner and find that quite funny but no doubt somebody would find it offensive

QuinnTwinny Sun 07-Dec-14 01:47:59

Darkesteyes: You mean the programmes that people participate in, knowing full well what they are about? You're right that the middle/upper class don't have these programmes made about them, but they are still mocked by a lot of people at every available opportunity. Perhaps if people stopped looking for offence at every given opportunity, people would get on a lot better.

SouthernComforts Sun 07-Dec-14 01:52:34

I grew up on an estate, I'm not offended, but it's not funny either.

Bair Sun 07-Dec-14 02:06:47

It's not to my humour, but I live on a scheme, and yeah I recognise what they're getting at.

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