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Man Arrested Over The Song Kung Fu Fighting

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Carl Douglas "Kung fu Fighting" 1974 by chris591972

What other classic songs are going to cause arrests? If a guy performs Biggie's famous track Hypnotize, will hypnotists cry out because the song misrepresents the realities of hypnosis???

Check out Carl Douglas' Kung Fu Fighting (above) - a song that can get you arrested!

Musician Simon Ledger and his band were recently performing the classic song at a bar on the Isle of Wight off the southern coast of England, when an Asian man flipped out, cursed at Simon, and took a photo of him.

According to police, the man accused Simon of subjecting him to "racial abuse."

When contacted by police, Simon agreed to meet with them, and then they proceeded to ARREST HIM!

Here's what Simon had to say about it:

"I thought it was a joke but they were serious. They seemed pretty amazed but said the law is the law and it was their duty. It's political correctness gone potty."

Sorry, but this is ridiculous. It's a fun, harmless song, and it's ABSURD to think someone could be arrested for performing it!

…But make sure NEVER to perform the Motown classic I Heard it Through the Grapevine! That's VERY offensive to grapevines. Ha!

Do U think Kung Fu Fighting is a racially abusive song?

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36 comments to “Man Arrested Over The Song Kung Fu Fighting

  1. 1

    See America? This is what will eventually happen if minorities keep getting their way. Won't even be able to refer to something as being "gay" without getting arrested. America is slowly becoming a communist country (even thou this story happened in the UK). Censorship on TV,etc..Yup

  2. 2

    Welcome to planet earth 2011. This is what all your hysterical whining political correctness Gaga bull shit is getting you. Imprisoned by your own crap!

  3. lolli says – reply to this


    so a random asian dude came out of nowhere to a concert by a man/band who is/are famous for this particular song as a what a fan? please, this looney loser was after whoever and couldn't wait to put his idiotic narcissistic views out for the world to see. he's offended by a song? stab your ears or be less messy and stay your 2 inch dick having self at home. and now im done.

  4. 4

    they should arrest the asian man for being a vain idiot

  5. 5

    Because, you know, only Asians do Kung Fu… The offended man was racially profiling himself unless this musician came up and sang the song to him like it was a solo performance. Going to doubt that, though.

  6. 6

    What the hell have you liberals done to the world? Wow. "those kids was fast as light-nin….."

  7. 7

    Stop reading the Daily Fail perez.

  8. 8

    I am offended by rap artists who use the n-word. Carl Douglas uses the odd term "Chinamen" in the lyric. Some do find these words jarring. That has nothing to do with "liberals." That's about sensibilities.
    Don't get me wrong, it's a great song, and it still holds up after more than 35 years. And N.W.A. were a great rap group, and "Straight Outta Compton" is a classic.
    I don't know why the Asian customer "flipped out," but I'm not going to attack him or liberals or "minorities" over something so trivial.

  9. 9

    The song was a hit back in the mid '70s when Kung Fu was all the rage, i.e. Bruce Lee movies, the Kung Fu TV show, Hong Kong Fooey, the cartoon, etc. This is a silly song and to think there is anything offensive about it is a HUGE stretch.
    Last time I looked, martial arts were not limited to a single race.
    This PC crap has to stop….on the other hand if this means if all the Auto-Tuned garbage on the air today offends me, that I can have the artist arrested, then I am for it.

  10. 10

    Well said caroaber!

  11. 11

    Why was the asian man not charged for cursing at the the singer? In front of witnesses? If he was swearing and using "colorful language" he could be charged too. Just saying. Oh, and what a dick. Get a sense of humor, and grow a set of balls.

  12. 12

    Re: NookiesWA – Yeah! We've gotta keep those minorities and gays in their place! Oh! And all those commies running around the USA! Gawd, they are everywhere! Ask Joseph McCarthy.

  13. 13

    I wish we could have a happy medium between this and conservatives with their white-robe-and-pointy-hats bullying…

  14. 14

    That is absurd. I'm all for being fair to others, but this is going too far. It's a song, and an old one at that. I cannot believe that someone would get arrested for singing this song. What the hell is next, all the single ladies in the world going after Beyonce for her song? Maybe they're offended because they don't want a ring on their fingers? It's just stupid. The world is getting dumber by the day.

  15. 15

    My complaint is that I'm an a**hole and people get to use that slur with impunity, never a thought for how I might feel.

  16. 16

    Hollywood execs plotted to murder Bruce Lee because he was too famous. The racism that existed in Hollywood at the time force a great Asian AMERICAN leading man out of his country to find work in the entertainment industry because they couldn't come to terms with their racism. He became the most famous star in the world in his time and they assasinated him. There hasn't been an Asian American leading male since. They now prefer to hire Jackie Chan and Jet li, who are not ASIAN AMERICAN so that they can marginalize Asian Americans particularly Asian American males in this country. When Bruce Lee's son rose into leading man status, the Racists in Hollywood murdered him to keep any Asian leading males out of the industry. This is how racist and shaddy Hollywood is.

  17. 17

    By the way, don't use the term there's a chink in the armor. It's racist as hell. You wouldn't say, there's a nigge! in the armor or theres a hom1 in the armor or theres a kik2 in the armor so don't say there's a chink in the armour. It's racist as hell and people know it. I think as an Asian American, we're going to have to make all Americans respect us. We've been here for over 200 years, been the best American citizens that this country has ever had, served in every war in America since the US civil war and the raicst media will still whitewash us from the culture. Screw that. All these idiots in Hollywood should know that Karma's a bitch. We're really freaking tired of being marginalized.

  18. 18

    The china man was actually walking past with his mother and didnt say anything to him he was outside the venue with his phone and was making hand gestures at the band

  19. 19

    Go back to Europe.

  20. @v@ says – reply to this


    Ridiculous. Throw it out. That song's lyrics celebrate Kung Fu fighting. I've heard it at almost every wedding and company Christmas party I've ever attended, and people LOVE it when they're into their cups. Common sense is flying out the window, and it's now called political correctness; only upholding this as racist or offensive is politically incorrect! The song bashes no one! Look up the damn lyrics!

  21. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: landsend1122 – The man engaged in martial arts fighting. He suffered from headaches, seizures and cerebral edema which are characteristic physical injuries that fighters incur. Donald Teare, was the top expert assigned to the Lee case. (He was a forensic scientist recommended by Scotland Yard who had overseen over 1000 autopsies.) His conclusion was that the death was caused by an acute cerebral edema due to a reaction to compounds present in the prescription painkilling drug Equagesic, where Teare concluded "death by misadventure".

  22. 22

    It was murder. Execs in Hollywood murdered him because they were racists. They didn't allow him to have a career in Hollywood when he started out even though he was born in the US. Bruce Lee had to go to Hong kong to make his name. When he became the biggest star in the World and came back to the US, the racist excecs in Hollywood killed him because they didn't want any Asian American leading men in this country. There hasn't been a leading Asian American male in Hollywood since. They gave these roles to a bunch of racist directors who would rather do yellowface or whitewash any strong Asian American male characters. When his son came into his own as a leading man, they mureder him too. These racist in Hollywood have blood on their hands. Asian Americans have been in this freaking country for over 200 years and we're still marginalized in Hollywood 200 years later. it is a shame because Asian American soldiers come back from wars in caskets drapped in the US flag but these racist bastards in Hollywood won't portray us correctly? Screw thay. karma's a bitch and alot of these racist Hollywood pieces of crap need an ass kicking.

  23. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: landsend1122 – I sure hope he wasn't murdered. Hollywood is about profit margin and bottom line, and martial arts movies fill theatres even during leaner times, so theoretically, murdering them just doesn't make sense to me. Their love for money is waaaay larger than any remnant of prejudice, imo.

  24. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: landsend1122 – Now, death by under reported new Pharma side effects wouldn't surprise me so much. It happens all of the time.

  25. 25

    Murder. It was murder and Hollywood has blood on their hands. Screw Hollywood's excuses about profit margin. Its been proven over and over again that Americans have no problems watching Americans of other backsgrounds just as long as the production was good. You'd have to beat the crap out of these excecs to stop their racism from keeping on making up these excuses.

  26. 26

    There was a time when these excuses were used on blacks, gays and hispanics. Just 15 years ago, execs told all these groups that Americans didn't want to watch them. They wouldn't make enough showing these groups. If you were gay and you came out, your career was over. Its a good thing that each of these groups strongarmed the execs in Hollywood to make shows with these of these groups through the NAACP, LA RAZA and GLAAD because if it wasn't for them, there'd be hardly any minorities in the media and these racist execs would still be using the ignorant excuse that you just used about profit margin. Screw these made up excuses so these racists can keep on whitewashing Asian characters and not promoting Asian American actors in the media. We've been here for 200 years for GOD sake. We've died in Wars since the US civil war. We've come back in body bads and caskets draped in the US flag. We've been the best US citizens that this country has ever seen but these racist still stereotype and foreignize us in the media? Screw that. Karma's a Bitch. No exceuses, no exceptions, no amount od BS excuses will make up for this insulkt that the media has put us throughh for 200 years. Blood on their hands.

  27. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: landsend1122 – I can see you feel strongly about this. The real market for edge of your seat kick butt martial arts movies is Asia. They have the interest and demographic that loves and supports them, as martial arts are a historic and valued part of the culture. In America, not so much as the arts are quite a minority. Pushing caucasian cultured films in Asia would be met with the same attention to questionable bottom line. Just saying.

  28. 28

    Of course I feel strongly about my country (US of America) purposely marginizing Asian Americans from it's culture even though we've been here for over 200 years. Do they do the same for African Americans or European Americans? The fact is that this is the US is not EUPROPE. You need to compare apples to apples and oranges to oranges. America is a multicultural society. It isn't Europe. If you want to whitewash films, go back to Europe and preferably do it in a European language and I wouldn't have a problem with it. We've been in this country for relatively the same amount of time as most Americans have. This country has only been a country for a couple hundred years. Think about what you are writing before you post. I've seen all these excuses before when discussing this issue. When blacks asked for more representation, nobody told them that blacks wouldn't represent whites in the African media. nobody told this to hispanic Americans who asked for more representation so why are you being a racist and bring up this excuse. The truth of the matter is that the only reason why they keep us out of the culture is PURELY because of racism.

  29. 29

    Like I said, if you want to whitewash the media, please go back to Europe and do it there and preferably in a Euorpean language. This is America. It was born of muticultralism. Don't tread on us man. Don't even try to bring up this BS excuse. We've been in every single war in this country since the US civil war. We've built up the railroads for this country. We've come back in caskets draped in the US flag. We've been the best Americans that this country has ever had in it's short history. Don't even think about lobbing this insulting excuse when discussing this topic. it's beyond insulting.

    I can see you feel strongly about this. The real market for edge of your seat kick butt martial arts movies is Asia. They have the interest and demographic that loves and supports them, as martial arts are a historic and valued part of the culture. In America, not so much as the arts are quite a minority. Pushing caucasian cultured films in Asia would be met with the same attention to questionable bottom line. Just saying.

  30. 30

    You can Push all your white washed caucasian cultured films in Europe if you want preferably in a European Language. We don't do that sort of stuff in this country. If any racist American have a problem with seeing Asian AMERICANS in any roles at all, then you can go back to Europe and make all the white washed cultured films you want. Be my guest. This is one of the most insulting excuses that comes up regarding this cubject. When African Americans asked for more representation in the US media, nobody asked then whether they'd put whites in the African in the media and they didn't do that to hispanic Americans either. The fact of the matter is that this is America. it's not Asia, Europe or Lati America. America for all Americans. Keep the BS excuses out of this. If you want white washed caucasian cuyltured films, go back to Europe and do it in a European language. Nobody would complain.

  31. 31

    By the way, you guys aren't just Americans. You guys are actually European Americans. If Asians in this country are called Asian Americans and blacks are called African Americans then white people are European Americans. the only people who should be called plain Americans are Native Americans who have been in this country for over 10,000 years. Calling them Native American is redundant. The system of categorization only serves to make certain groups seem like they are above others. America has only been around for a relatively short amount of time. Just want to give you some perspective on how rediculously insulting your excuse is. Asia has its own media, so does Europe, so does Africa, so does Latin America. If you want to white wash the media, go back to Europe and do it in a European language. Believe me, nobody would complain. The fact of the matter is that Asian Americans are Americans. Don't you dare shortchange us of our contributions to this country. Its beyond insulting. If you have no problem depicting European Americans, African Americans or Hispanic Americans in the media, then you certainly shouldn't have a problem depicting Asian Americans in the American media because WE ARE ALL AMERICANS.

  32. 32

    Rap, hip hop and heavy metal have some really offencive songs about women but noone cares. Don't bother the Asians though, it's like this incident with Miley Cyrus doing a thing with her eyes and everyone was calling her a racist slut. Apparently you can be a misogynist (especially in America) but not racist !!!!

  33. 33

    Are you freaking kidding me? Did you know what the civil rights era was about? Do you know there's an NAACP office in Hollywood as well as a GLAAD office and an antidefimation league office and a Larazza office all located in hollywood just to keep Hollywood in check? You know why nobody does any of these racist crap towards blacks, gays or hispanics anymore. It's because Hollywood is kept on a leesh with each of these groups. There was a commercial that came out with MR T chasing gays and shooting snickers at them and GLAAD went all gangbusters on them. Call a black woman a nappy headed Ho on the radio and your butt gets canned. Don't even bring your bs shortsightedness into this argument. All these groups keep Hollywood on leesh more than Asians ever have. When was the last time you saw a negative representation of blacks these days? They're all proffessors, doctors, lawyers, preseidents on tv and the media yet reality is a whole different story. When was the last time you saw a negative portrayal of gays? Never. Don't even try toi argue this crap man because you have a freaking loosing argument. Like I said Karma is a bitch.

  34. 34

    The problem with cowards like you and those in Hollywood is that they love to do selective racism. Think about that. You guys are too cowardly to go after the other groups in the US who have made sure to keep you on a short leesh but like the bunch of COWARDS that you are, you channel your racist BS towards other groups who you think you can get away with. Think about that. You guys have been doing that for the last 15-20 years now. Get a freaking backbone.

  35. 35

    Have Miley Cyrus do black face or call out the n word and see how that goes.
    Have her mock gays and call them a bunch of f1ggits and see how that goes. See if she has a career after that. Think about it.

  36. 36

    Have Miley Cyrus pose with the Confederate flag and see if no one cares.