College students petition to have “clapping” and “cheering” BANNED because…

College students petition to have “clapping” and “cheering” BANNED because…

When the liberals go off on the rails with their nonsense, especially the college aged wombats, this is the type of hilarious things they come up with. Delegates from the The National Union of Students seriously tried to suggest that anyone who whoops, cheers, or claps should get in trouble because it excludes deaf people.

Let that sink in for a few moments.

When I grew up, there wasn’t any deaf students at any of my schools. Therefore, under this hilarious law, my entire school life growing up would’ve had no cheers for anything, even though no one would’ve been affected.

Delegates are suggesting that people use “jazz hands” instead of making noise. Can you imagine a college football stadium with xx,xxx people all going like this:

The Telegraph UK reported:

Whooping should be banned because it excludes deaf people, Nation Union of Students say

Students who whoop, cheer and clap should face “consequences” because they are excluding deaf people, delegates at the National Union of Students conference said.

Audience members were repeatedly warned that they must cease whooping to express support for a speaker, because it has a “serious impact” on the accessibility of the conference.

Delegates at the NUS annual conference in Brighton were encouraged to use “jazz hands” instead of clapping – where students wave their hands in the air – as this is deemed a more inclusive form of expression.

Estelle Hart, an NUS elections committee member who was chairing a session on Thursday, told students: “No whooping, it does have a serious impact on some delegates ability to access conference.”

She later gave another “gentle reminder not to whoop”. Shelly Asquith, the NUS vice president for welfare, returned to the theme, telling delegates: “We’ve had a number of requests that people stop whooping.”

The Independent UK reports that a motion was even introduced to ban whooping and clapping:

NUS Motion Proposes Banning Whooping and Cheering At Student Conferences

Delegates from the University of Durham then proposed a motion which said that all clapping and whooping must be banned at all future NUS events.

The “access needs of disabled students are disregarded/overlooked in terms of conference member behavior and NUS structures”, it said, adding that this can lead to the “safety and wellbeing” of disabled students being compromised.

So the motion calls for “reduced cheering or unnecessary loud noises on conference floor, including whooping and clapping” and warns of “consequences for those who ignore this requirement”, according to The Daily Telegraph.

Last year, delegates banned clapping because they said it could trigger “clap-based anxiety”.

Let’s just put this out there to clear the air. In my humble opinion, the people who are part of the National Union of Students are easily the most trigglypoof people I’ve ever heard of. You cannot ban actions of the majority for people in the minority. That’s not how life works.

There is nothing about this that will help deaf people. This is not a movement to support deaf people. This is a ridiculous suggestion by the NUS to un-norm the norm. This is as much hilarious as it is absolutely bonkers.

People who are against this, which I imagine includes the deaf people themselves, are correct in being against it. There is nothing about it that slights the existence or disability of the deaf. I am fully against the banning of making noise at college events, but that does not mean I am not supportive of deaf people, nor finding a cure or medical procedure to provide hearing. I fully advocate for that, but I do not stand for the idiocy stemming from the liberal nuts at the NUS.

How about the NUS do something productive like ask for $1 from every college sports ticket sale to be donated to research for deaf people in hopes to make breakthrough discoveries in medical treatments, procedures, or devices that can provide hearing?

That would be a better investment of time, get support from everyone and not be embarrassing like trying to ban the noise that deaf people cannot hear.

Let’s put this in perspective.

I’m under 6-feet-tall. Does that mean every store has to lower their shelves? Does that mean pick-up trucks should be built lower to the ground? Does that mean basketball hoops should be lowered to eight feet? Does that mean the pool can’t go up to ten feet? Does that mean God has to fill the ocean with more sand so I can always reach the bottom? Does that mean roller coaster designers have to change their specs to make sure I am tall enough to ride? Does that mean clothing designers have to sell pants at a 29 inch height, even though most are sold at 30 inches? Does that mean companies who make yard sticks should stop making yard sticks because it’s embarrassing to be the size of a ruler?


Keep clapping and whooping while you’re reading this book about how to be a good millennial.

Purchase from Amazon Here

Frank Lea

Controversial and thought provoking. Find me at Trending Views and follow me on Twitter and Facebook.

Share this!

Enjoy reading? Share it with your friends!