BBC: Open University in image makeover
The Open University—often seen as the late-night home of bearded men in tweed jackets—is to undergo an image makeover as part of a £2m campaign…
People with beards do not require an image makeover, thank you very much.
A series of glossy TV and print adverts, designed for a "sophisticated marketplace", begins on Sunday…
And people with beards require no lessons in sophistication from those who choose to mutilate their chins on a daily basis.
To "dispel myths", they will feature a variety of ages, races and genders.
…but, presumably, they will not feature be-tweeded men with beards.
Would it be socially acceptable for the Open University to besmirch and discriminate against any other minority group in this way?