Oh sod right off!

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?

By Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.

One comment

  1. In the words of Mother Theresa "just cos you got hair round your mouth, no need to talk like a country gentleman"

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