EXCLUSIVE: Fire chiefs have banned much-loved children's TV character Fireman Sam - for being a man
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Ahaha wtf leave the cartoons alone Yep, the white man is an endangered species in the western world. It’s official the country (& world) has gone mad. Best bit was when covered by the BBC yesterday the first presenter to speak about it was female who said similar to ‘he would make me want to join’ just shows eh 😳😳
Is that a joke? We must remove all white characters, it is the only way to prevent racism. Ffs get me off this planet What about Thomas the Tank Engine isn't he male as well ? And wrong colour. What Is this real? Oh FFS!!!!!! People are dying in the world, and this is news 🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️
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 whole thing is a travesty of innocence and gives voice to hollow thoughts ....fireman Sam who would have thought it What the hell.. sounds like the fire chief guy is jealous Fireman Ma'am? Do women believe they cant get a job if man is part of the title and woman is not? Bored of this he is a man shite now!!
Is it 1st April Well, maybe Sam is now free to pose for the NYC Fire Department’s hunky dudes calendar, if they still have it. No women wanted THERE. From the sublime to The bloody ridiculous 🙄🙄🙄, the way things are going the bloody issues the youngsters of today are going too have, im so glad im old skool, i kid you not
Ffs what is the world coming to! What tf is wrong with ppl.. well my child will still be watching old episodes.
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Absolute fucking joke. What’s this world coming too. ? Watch out bob the builder you will be next 😂😂 Rename it to, Fire Trans Sam. Roll on the end of the world! No more of this bullshit Total bollocks Again putting people in charge of Fire Brigades who should not even be in charge of a dog What a bunch of asss wipes if you don't like the world please jump off and let us normal people carry on
More evidence that the asylum has now been taken over by the lunatics. Wrong At every level 😢 What!!! What next ffs..
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Absolute bollocks Stupid is as stupid does. Ffs this PC bs has gone too far! 🙄🤦♀️ Getting pissed off with all this crap. They are taking it toooo far now. Jlm_86 Well I have heard it all now and give up the lunatics have taken over He's also white - the Devil incarnate to Neo-socialists and other social engineers
FFS this is getting out of hand now... do we need to have Firewoman Samantha now. The world has gone mad!
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Fireman Sam is great. Leave him alone. This gender rubbish is getting out of hand The world gets madder every day Why can't ppl stop wth all this crap !! Superman, Iron-man, Spider Man; guys, watch your backs, the supervillains are 'Politico-correctness, the oaf down the alley! This is becoming a bit of a joke
What will naughty Norman price do now? This is society gone mad! Leave kids cartoons alone and let kids be kids. This is not offending children is it? No just the adults, so take it up with them as it seems they’ve got the bigger issues here savefiremansam 🤦♂️ This is absolutely ridiculous! No it's because he is White.
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The WORLD has LOST IT! Half wits. Batman. Superman. Milkman. Spider-Man all to be banne soon by these weird fuckers My Flabber is Ghasted and words fail me.What next? This is the PC lot going to far ...what next ? These people don't have nothing better to do..they need get real jobs Absolutely bloody stupid! The world has gone absolutely bloody mental!
How ridiculous Come on give me a break .. how utterly stupid I give up
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Makes no sense Ridiculous!!! 🤦🏼♀️ World’sgonemad Bringhimback Just ban men. Erase them. Ban them. Delete them. Like democracy they don’t exist. Don't tell the Post office bosses Man is based on the word human or is the human race politically incorrect. Wtaf! I’m getting sick of this crap now! You can’t have fireman Sam,but could have fireperson don’t know what I am,or even firewoman Sam! Do these people just wanna get rid of good old fashioned men?
No wonder this country is a laughing stock
If him being depicted as a white male puts women off, maybe life is not for them. The excuses why they can't do a full time job are becoming pathetic. This is a big world mistake. Here in Nrazil is the some. To be fashion, is necessary be gay. Male or female is old school. For god sake! The world has gone stark raving mad!!!
What is the world coming too If I ever decide to live in Lincolnshire, and my house just happens to catch fire, I shall do everything I can to douse the flames myself with buckets of water, rather than call this bunch of lunatics ! Better change the name? Don't think you can call them fireman's no more.
Totally absurd‼️This gender hystery goes way too far‼️ P226_Sig Bowing to the left! Wake up people! Um.... ok
Oh fuck off!!!! This is how it's always been, so keep it that way.... just introduce a new character? What the fuq do they want - a tranny Fireperson? Keep it quiet, the Queen's a woman. If a woman is put off joining the fire service because of a children’s tv character then she probably isn’t in the right industry anyway considering it is a male dominant role 🤷♀️
Just when you think it can’t get anymore ridiculous it does What the actual fuck? The world has gone mad, this is pathetic. Looks like men are out The world has become too politically correct. This is going too far! You couldn't make this shit up 🥺
Pathetic! 🙄🙄🙄 Everything has gone to shit Ob for goodness sake!!! Is postman pat going to be banned next 🙄🙄 Worlds gone mad. If he was a blind, transgender, gay, Muslim, amputee people would still be moaning about something, ya can’t please some folk Meanwhile in Station Officer Steele's office..... Never heard such tripe.
Then the Fire Chiefs are idiots. For goodness sake it's getting ridiculous
Please let me off now The world has gone to shit🤪 'The show now includes disabled and ethnic minority characters, while Penny Morris has long been part of his team in the Welsh village of Pontypandy.' It's a silly excuse for getting rid of the character, Fireman Sam isn't going to put anyone off from joining the Fire Service 🙄
Stop the world am getting off don't want to live on this planet anymore This is crazy 🙀 You Brits have really lost y’alls way This crap is out of control, it’s time to resist this lunacy and the lunatics who peddle it. My three year old Grandson absolutely loves fireman Sam to the extent he is slightly obsessed with all things firefighter related ( not a bad thing) getting him interested in fire safety at a very young age. Enough of the PC BS now.
Is postman pat gunna get the chop as well 🙄 Sam maybe will have 2 retire and let Penny take over the reigns!
FF_Rollo u seen this load of rubbish? 😂 What a load of nonsense. Kids grew up knowing fireman sam. They going 2 change it 2 firewoman sam Then men wont join! Countrys went mad! Did any female ever decide not to join the fire service coz Fireman Sam is a man Omfgg this is getting ridiculous now that is who fireman Sam is 😡😡😡😡
Stop the world I want to get off. What about Postman Pat is his job under threat as well. Fucking hell the world is going mad The PC thing to do would be to have fireman Sam the transgender muslim with mental health issues who is also protesting about climate change as part of black lives matter 🤦♂️ the worlds gone mad!
So a female sees a cartoon fireman and decides “nope not for me”? Omg !!! What ever next
What a world we live in How pathetic, the PC brigade have finally lost the plot🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 interior design thinking - bedroom combined with aquarium (space integration) how to draw a bedroom in one point perspective step by step vẽ phòng ngủ kết hợp với thủy cung, lớp vẽ thầy quỳnh Aw man the world has gone bonkers now fire man Sam is getting picked on what has he ever done to anyone ?
What next! Have they nothing better to do!!!! One more step towards societal lunacy! Backed by Sadiq Khan - no surprises there! They should have made him gay then it would have been accepted! Fireman Sam should come out for sure. Maybe a relationship with Elvis! 🤣🤣🤣
ROTFL - World has gone insane (if true). PC gone totally of the rails! National disgrace, Sam is a Hero to millions of kids anyone offended is a serious snowflake and needs an arm around them! firemansam That’s racist and sexist in one !! Even if it’s just a cartoon They could make him trans gender to fit PC fire Samuela
Ridiculous 🤦🏼♀️ There are some really sad people in our world who twist innocent things to become something they never should be Firewoman 👩🚒 Samantha 😡
Jesus wept !!!! Snowflakes are out again ! 🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈 Who comes up with these stupid ideas! Do we need a Batwoman, Wonderman, Spider Girl, Transformers is now Transgenders now they? I think I've heard it all now, pity they haven't anything better to do with their time. Yeah I bet first thing women do is watch Fireman Sam ffs
fake news Yes I'm guessing we are that stupid these days!. ffs ..i give up with this country...🙈..ridiculous Did they just assume Sam's gender? Tsk tsk How absurd there are 2 female firefighters on the show and 3 guys not a bad ratio Apparently it’s because he’s too Welsh, and Station Officer Steel is a potential sex offender!
🙈 If Sam identifies as not gender specific he will get his show back 😂 Can the fire chiefs be sack for being brainwashed idiosyncratic fruit bats I'm just here waiting for piersmorgan to comment I've never heard anything more stupid,todays world is getting more messed up with all this political correctness,whats worse people who complain abt things like this enjoyed all these shows when they were young too,there are more serious things going on out in the world,STUPID👎
Sam doesn’t identify as a man.... He identifies as Gender Neutral. 🙄 clowns Just for the record Xxxx all you Firemen who are Stationed near me xxx I like the fact your mostly Male ..stay Brute force Strong xx Stay masculine please I dont mind Great Men of Aqua & Flames being 1000% more knowledgeable & stronger than me )0( im Newly Fashioned Non PC Lady
😂😂😂😂 That's rediculas I love fireman Sam old school cartoon what utta nonsense honestly can it get anymore stupid 😂 The Fire Chiefs have made themselves look absolutely ridiculous in the eyes of the staff they are meant to lead and the general public
They got to baa baa black sheep now this... Oh no there is a fire we best call fire genger neutral Sam to save the day! 🤦🏻♂️ I officially give up with this world 🙄🙄🙄🙄 All this time and i thought sam came out as Transgender remember you have 2 ears and 1 mouth use your senses in that order & thats fine. Likewise the 2011 census declared the population is 85% white. Again use it in that order and its ok. As far as gender goes introduce a Samantha fire woman!
It's not like he gets his hose out every episode Oh wait yes he does Like the majority of the firemen I should imagine? What about the name Sam with being a unisex name? OMG 🙄 this is ridiculous Give it a rest and let children be children
The result of parliament closing down for five weeks.......newspapers have nothing to report. We need a disaster and quickly! What a load of bollox Utterly pathetic. Is he being replaced with a genderless penguin firefighter? Fireman Sam is an icon people these days are just looking for a reason to be offended BringbackFiremanSam
Who said Sam was a man? The lunatics have taken over the asylum. Ffs🤮 What the actual 😡😡
😂 they can’t be serious! Can they? This world we live in 😡 Complete nonsense. Get rid of him The world we live in 🤦🏼♂️ Absolute joke of a idea!!!! Let kids have their hero’s 😒 Ridiculous!!! If you got rid of a female character there’d be uproar Oh for goodness sake! firemanSam is an icon. Why on Earth would you go all PC on that?! I'm all for equality but don't take it too far 🙄
God help our children at this pansy, non binary, snowflaked time.
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