Fireman Sam dropped as fire service mascot over concerns the character is not inclusive
Chief Fire Officer says character 'doesn’t reflect the fire service today'
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, an email has been sent to all fire stations in the county requesting that they do not use the
is not used and more inclusive images are utilised,” the email reads.Read more: The Independent
Why not introduce Firewoman Sally as his colleague ? Why does female inclusion require male exclusion ? What a fuckin joke LincsFireRescue The world is going mad 😡 We need to cop on and stop allowing a minority of snowflakes (talking shit) to rule on matters. Bring back Normally. I don’t understand this issue over Fireman Sam. Surely if anything the fire service should be in trouble for assuming his gender!!
I'm sure there is intelligent life out there somewhere in the vast expanse of space, watching us... And I'm sure they get a good kick out of stuff like this. No Intelligent life forms here. Just what we all knew about the 'fire fairies who love to block roads because they can'... being offended by a toy !!
This is so stupid The fire chiefs obviously don’t watch Fireman Sam as there are two female fire fighters. A far greater percentage of female representation by firefighters Ellie Philips and penny Morris than in any brigade in the UK . There has been a female firefighter for more than 25 years. Honestly incredible.
PC fire chiefs BAN Fireman Sam because he's too male & puts women off joiningFIRE chiefs have banned much-loved children’s TV character Fireman Sam — for being a man. Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue service has axed the 30-year-old favourite from promo material saying he is to… Unbelievable PaulineHansonOz ScottMorrisonMP CraigKellyMP theboltreport RitaPanahi carolinemarcus rowandean RossCameron4 jkalbrechtsen AlanJones RealMarkLatham SkyNewsAust SkyNewsRicho PerrettReport corybernardi DaisyCousens MathiasCormann SharriMarkson Oh my good god! 🤦🏼♀️ can someone please stop this world I want to get off 🙄🙄
Not inclusive? That's probably the most diverse tiny Welsh village you'll have ever seen! They have a female firefighter, a guy who is clearly mentally sub-normal and a single parent family (with a ginger no less!). Honestly what more do they want bring back welliphant! What are they supposed to use? Mickey Mouse in a firefighter suit?
This is a 'concern' probably because there is not really a lot of significant things left to be concerned about Sad times 😥😥 Ridiculous 🤣🤣🤣 talk about pier pressure!! That’s the final straw. What with Brexit, this has sent me over the top. How can they. Poor Sam. Spin_DCFC I need your views on this.😂😂
Fireman Sam axed because he is maleInstead they are using gender neutral blue, red and yellow fire extinguishers called Freddy, Filbert and Penelope This is truly a sad indictment of our country. Fireman Sam represented the very best of our brave men in the fire service and I’m sure was an inspiration to thousands of them in their overall lives. A scandal. Clowns 🤦🏻♂️
The educated would rather talk about the cuts. 🤡 It’s a good job that no-one posting here is offended by a story involving a children’s cartoon character. Pathetic waste of time 🥺🥺🥺🥺 Echobox social, so This tweet wasn't even made by a real account but a 3rd party app, pfft guess posting here is for nothing since they're not even gonna read it but I'm still upset so I'm gonna post random BS have a picture of my cat.
flxme_princess I told you this shit is real. I have a long list why I hate our species. And to no ones surprise the list just got bigger. Everyday I agree a little more with Thanos’ decision to wipe out half the population...
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Back to Welephant then? Most important part of the story, that this is the Piddlington-on-the-downs Fire Service, and not 'the fire service' is missing on the headline, and makes me go read the slowest, most ad-filled website I've seen in the last 2 decades to find that out. Solid journalism. Proud. idiots. how about concentrating on something more serious. fireman sam is a better firefighter than you’ll ever be
Stop the world, I want off. I suppose there’s not much news at the moment so... 🙄 Nothing says “inclusive” like being exclusive I fully support this. My house recently burned down because I absolutely refused to call the fire service over fears whoever responded would not be representative of our inclusive world.
WTF 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 What utter utter melts. tostupidforwords And so this PC nonsense goes on. FFS! If he came out as a gay bi LGBTFDQR person will that work? CommonSense
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The sooner North Korea obliterates this planet with nuclear bombs the better. What a load of bollocks Good When is this nonsense going to stop? Inclusion at the expense of exclusion. This is an April Fool that just got published late right No child will see this and think “oh its a bloke guess i cant be a firefighter”, they will just be sad that their fave tv character didnt show up
Negative feedback from who? Did Bogus Johnson write this? It's pathetic to see how they bend again the knee to the lunatics. ~95% of the firefighters are men, it's a tough hard job, women just don't want to do, sex differences are real. 😂 Whoever made this decision needs to be fired
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Get woke. Go broke. - What about Pugh,Pugh,Barney McGrew,Cuthbert,Dibble and Grubb? At least we don't have to see that patriarchal mascot Well you should warch the very old First episodes, they are super sexist and stereotypical. But in s kind of, Oh my god, did they really write the script like this, kind of way 😂😂😂
Oh ffs, just give him a back story as a transgender Inuit and be done with it. 👹👹👹👹👹👹madness hey guys maybe actually read the article before commenting. its only one fire service dropping fireman sam. fireman sam hasn't been cancelled. also, he's not real Not sure who the biggest ‘snowflakes’ are here, the fire service or those commenting!
if you're offended by a cartoon character then I think you might be the problem And let’s not get started on the racial profiling of an Italian character called ‘Bella Lasagne’ 😂
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!!!! Not “inclusive” - that’s just so bonkers. I've joked for years about 'post person pat and their gender neutral cat' becoming a thing. Didnt think it would happen but 🤡🌍 PC culture is a disease Bloody snowflakes Just seen bob the the builder comin outta the off licence with some cans ,obviously worried and getting pissed early.firemansam
Who are the people that complain about this stuff? I'd genuinely love to know. How do they have so much free time to see a picture of a children's cartoon character and get angry? Has he been replaced by a male, female, trans, gay, straight, bisexual, white, black, Asian, disabled, able bodied thing? Is this a joke If it is..it's not funny 😕
FFS!! 😡ok how about fireperson Sam then - Sam is short for Samantha so can be a female or male name Get to fuck.
I wish these people would just admit, enmasse in one go, they won’t be happy until nothing has a white male representing it. I don’t think Fireman Sam is stopping non-white males joining the fire service somehow, and I don’t think they think it either, but it’s low hanging fruit. You deluded c***'s. Beyond ridiculous now! Should I ever be unfortunate enough to require rescuing from a burning building, I want a six foot, strapping man to carry me down the ladder, not a woman, who lets face it, except in unusual circumstances are not as physically strong as men.
Wow! Why not just add more mascots to the collection along with fireman Sam? 🤷🏾♀️ Also, who on earth chose those names? Filbert? 🤔 What the hell is going on in the UK, once a great nation 🙄 Oh for goodness sakes. Couldn't they just give him a diverse team? First brexit, now this... Clearly LincsFireRescue has been inhaling too much smoke. Fireman Sam is aimed at kids at the age where diversity is completly beyond their comprehension & are more interested in the pretty red fire engine Also since when has a Mascot ever been particularly realistic ?
I'm pretty much a Leftie, but this is the height of bollix!
Next it will be power puff girls & Dora the explorer? God take me bk n drop me into the 80s-90s How can he be inclusive, there isn't a single white male firefighter is there!!!! Ridiculous. I didn’t even know he was the mascot You can’t make this idiocy up... 🤦♂️ Are you absolutely having me on?!! This is the most stupid thing I've ever read! All because it's called fireMAN Sam...it's a show about a bloke, a 'fireman' called Sam. Not Sally. I'd see the issue if the main character was female but it's not. I wish most in society would gather some common sense.
What do you mean? Fireman Sam's dead name was Samantha before he started identifying as a man. Inclusivity already prevails.
And replaced with fireperson gender-bender 🤡 Fireman Samantha I have a 6 year old daughter, I've seen A LOT of Fireman Sam. The show has a vast range of characters from different backgrounds & genders. My daughter fully understands from it that anyone can be a firefighter and the job they do is heroic and dangerous. Is that not the point?!
What a load of crap This kind of shit makes me so angry, pointless political correctness! The lefties are taking over every aspect of our lives. LincsFireRescue absolute madness political Correctness gone mad... worried about upsetting snowflakes. This shit just makes Boris look mainstream. Sixty six million years since the last decent asteroid hit, we really could do with another one ASAP before we develop technology that would allow us to spread our fuckwittery to other planets. FFS
Will Sam be called in by the DWP to explain why he's no longer working? This is what happens when you have 7 decades of peace and prosperity They have characters who are ethnically different and at least one in a wheelchair. It’s a very inclusive programme. Evil Sam holding a huge hose! Just look at that spray!
Yes I agree I always felt marginalised by his Welshness About time!! We need fireman Sandra who has a 12 incher and a massive pair of norks Madness lol fs the world we live in pathetic Spare me!! He's Welsh for fuck's sake, you can't get more inclusive than that!
It’s a fuckin mascot these people need to get their heads out if their arses. Are they going to write him out of the series? Could do a big show stopping finale, London's Burning style, where he's called to a tower block that has the wrong cladding on it due to Govt cuts. Loads of poor people perish & Sam, in a desperate rescue attempt is never seen again
And the race to the bottom of the barrel continues! What next, Hospitals asking the likes of Florence Nightingale to be removed for similar reasons? Sexual predators are given new names and homes, some even next to schools. But you can't have a white male character, that's too much Zzzzzzz Fire doesn't give a shit whether you are male, female or identify as a tea strainer. The important thing should be the message of fire safety, not all this arsing about over 'gender inclusive mascots'. I grew up watching fireman Sam & loved it but like many things nowadays
Shocking, red is such an aggressive colour for an engine too. It should be yellow, to keep the professionally offended brigade happy. Everyone in Lincolnshire should boycott their fire service. NoMoreFires Sigh Has anyone seen the new fireman sam? It's got mixed race families, differently abled kids and they all just get along. It's a kids TV show. There are 2 female firefighters in a fire station of 5! (Excluding Moose and Tom Thomas as other rescue services). The worst is Norman Price
Oh just FRO. Some people need to get a life and grow up Another example of some in England being anti Welsh . Oh for goodness sake! This just fuels the right. Utterly pointless, its a kids TV character Jesus Chris. So a long time loved character gets the chop, not because he's become unpopular.. just doesn't fit the 'profile'. Sad times for children ahead. Meanwhile a bear wearing a hat & coat, stuffed with marmalade sandwiches is ok for Paddington station..
'Firefighters nationally and residents locally have raised some concerns'. Utter Bullshit. Oh how the country has gone mad. I love Fireman Sam especially the old versions 😀
Men dominate the Fire brigade, so why is it bad they have a male mascot for a male dominated field, It just seems like the politically correct busybodies are making an issue out of something no mentally sane person ever had a problem with. So fire person Samantha WOULD be inclusive? 🥴 Great, we need more female gay Muslim fire fighters .
Ridiculous what’s replacing him ? I keep thinking that Portland is the unofficial capital of clown world, Clown Town, if you will, and then London’s all, “hold my beer..” Please could the Fire Service publish the 'negative feedback' they received. I somehow highly doubt that will happen. If 5% of people complain about something are the 95% ignored?
Ffs it’s a kids cartoon character that saved lives can people stop acting entitled all the time 🤦♀️ 🤣
welephant ❤️ Yawn. Ridiculous. More political correctness by fukking tossers I'm the biggest leftie there is, and love inclusiveness. But fucking hell this makes no sense. Trumpton will have to be remade then , from now on it'll have to be.. 'pugh, pugh, Barney Mcgrew, Cuthbert, Dibble and Sharon' We wouldn't want anyone offended now The world has officially gone mad!
What fresh hell is this firemansam Barbie isn’t very inclusive either. ...Fireman Sam is Welsh so his being a mascot for the Lincolnshire Fire Service for so long is a bit weird...
Haha stop the world i want to get off. Ffs what a joke. I loved fireman sam as a kid. I didnt once think while watching it i couldnt be a fireman, or LGBQT etc. Its a cartoon 🤦♀️🤦♀️ I object on the colour of the fire engine, it's red, why not blue Should be gender neutral colour 🤬🤬🤬 The writing is on the wall for Postman Pat then !
Ridiculous. Every day, I hate this world and everyone in it just a little bit more. It's one fucking character. How inclusive can one fucking character be? PeterTracey04 What a time to be alive! My God. Doesn't April 1st come round quickly. The fire service is on its arse and needs to spend the little money it as on operating its life saving service
Insensitive on the day of 9/11 where many male firefighters lost their lives. What about Postman pat? Will he be banned too? Perhaps Sam could identify as a women, and his transition process could be filmed and then broadcast on kids TV to push the Agenda. UtterBollocks 'We'll keep bashing the dead White males, and the live ones, and the females too, until the social construct known as the White race is destroyed. Not deconstructed, but destroyed.' 'Treason to the White race is Loyalty to Humanity.' Noel Ignatiev, Harvard Professor
Shame on the fire service. Bloody joke!!