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?
Tags: arrested, asian, biggie, carl douglas, england, hypnotize, i heard it through the grapevine, isle of wight, kung fu fighting, motown, racial abuse, simon ledger