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Retailer Will No Longer Sell ‘Batty Boy’ Superhero Card

Clinton Cards, the British retailer, is pulling the “Batman wasn’t happy with his new sidekick” card from its stores after everyone went on the twitters and starting the bitchings. Something about the man in red being labeled “batty boy,” I’m guessing. Says a rep for the company: “We are aware of the card in question and are withdrawing it from our stores. The stocking of this card was a result of a flaw in our procurement process. The content is clearly not appropriate for our customers and we apologise for any offence caused.” Now can somebody tell me what occasion somebody was supposed to even buy this card for? Or how the card even made it through the legal department without proper licensing from DC Comics?

By:           JD
On:           Feb 4, 2011
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  • 13 Comments
    • Jeff K.
      Jeff K.

      Actually, I think it’s kind of cute. :P

      Feb 4, 2011 at 7:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robbie K
      Robbie K

      I like it

      Feb 4, 2011 at 10:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ron
      ron

      Another reason to hate England. That country has gone so far down the road of political correctness and Islamification it is hopeless.

      Feb 5, 2011 at 2:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      It’s all so brainless and petty.

      Feb 5, 2011 at 2:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DataCold
      DataCold

      Cute? Really? What if it said “Faggy Boy” instead would that have been cute as well?

      Feb 5, 2011 at 8:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman
      alan brickman

      develope a sense of humour….no wonder equal rights are taking so long….

      Feb 5, 2011 at 9:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kayla
      kayla

      ‘Batty boy’ is British slang for fag…. Obviously Americans don’t understand what horrible meaning it conveys, it was brought over to the United Kingdom with Jamaican immigrants….As a person with a West Indian mom and Brit dad, I definitely think the card was tres offensive and was rightfully pulled!

      Feb 5, 2011 at 9:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ukgay
      ukgay

      dunno, i find that pretty offensive actually. as in, it reminds me of being called a batty boy by various thugs at various points in my life. maybe i should just get over it.

      for US readers, batty boy = faggot, pretty much. HILARIOUS.

      Feb 5, 2011 at 10:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman
      alan brickman

      grow lives already…..

      Feb 5, 2011 at 10:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeff K.
      Jeff K.

      @kayla: And you all think “poofter” hideous and vile too. It sounds like something my mother uses to put on makeup.

      You Brits need to think up some better slurs; some with a little bit of bite to them.

      Feb 6, 2011 at 2:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kayla
      kayla

      @Jeff K.: I’m not British, my father is….And the only reason you think the word “fag” is meaner that “batty boy” is because from the first moment you heard it you associated it with it’s true and horrible meaning…while in Britain, it’s a cigarette…. Of course, now the American meaning has crossed the pond…If you had grown up hearing the word “batty boy” it would sound much harsher to your ears, as is the case for me….

      Feb 6, 2011 at 3:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Petey
      Petey

      No. 9 · alan brickman

      “grow lives already…..”

      You need to grow a fucking brain.

      Feb 6, 2011 at 8:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Franky
      Franky

      Batty boy, chi chi man, poofter. All these are slang for fag. Two are mainly West Indian but they were both brought over to the UK. People finding this cute, imagine it said “faggy boy” on it instead. Pretty sure you wouldn’t find it so cute.

      Feb 7, 2011 at 10:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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