Tuesday, September 25, 2007
When I heard this story today I laughed a little. It was sent to me at work and some emails were sent around. That the lady involved ran to all and sundry in the media about the issue is enough in itself.
Larry Williams on Newstalk ZB couldn't see an issue in it. But John Campbell, who is becoming more nauseating by the day, of course stressed her 'right' to wear what she wants. Somehow he thought it was discrimination. The worst thing was my wife started agreeing with him! I asked if I walked around Sky City with my scrotum hanging out whether she thought Sky City had the right to chuck me out. Oh yes was her answer, but what she is wearing isn't offensive. I replied that was a subjective matter.
The point is actually very simple. Ms Simpson actually does have the right to wear what she wants, subject to the right of others not to be offended by what she is wearing. So her right is limited. I mean she couldn't walk around the Casino with a swastika flag wrapped around her could she. Another limit is the right of the Casino, which allows entry subject to their rules, to kick her out if they think she is not obeying the rules.
It's their choice, and it's subjective. But just in case John Campbell decides to read this I'll make the point again: there are rules in the Casino. If you think you fall foul of them don't go. It doesn't matter if Joe Public thinks it wasn't offensive (as TV3's straw poll seemed to say). Joe Public doesn't make the rules at the Casino.
Posted by Gooner at 10:33 PM