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Cops to quiz Kung Fu Fighting singer (arrested in UK for singing Everybody Loves Kung Fu Fighting)
The Sun UK ^ | JAMIE PYATT and DAN SALES

Posted on 04/27/2011 12:28:54 PM PDT by a fool in paradise

A PUB singer is set to be quizzed by cops tonight after he was accused of "racism" for belting out the chart hit Kung Fu Fighting as two Chinese people walked past.

Simon Ledger was arrested in a Chinese restaurant after a complaint was made to police.

The singer is set to be interviewed by cops at 8pm tonight after his bail comes to an end.

Simon, 34, often performs the song in Sandown, Isle of Wight. He said: "I hadn't even seen these two." Now he fears he could get a criminal record.

Cops sprang into action and arrested Simon despite the fact that he regularly features the 1974 No1 in his act at a seaside pub.

Simon, who has performed on TV with Michael Barrymore, was doing a spot with a pal at the town's Driftwood Beach Bar on Sunday afternoon.

All went well until he began the Carl Douglas disco classic, with its famous Chinese-sounding riff.

Simon said: "We were performing Kung Fu Fighting, as we do during all our sets. People of all races were loving it. Chinese people have never been offended by it before.

"But this lad walking past with his mum called us w*****s and did the hand sign before taking a picture on his mobile phone.

"We hadn't even seen them when we started the song. He must have phoned the police.

"They phoned me when I was in a Chinese restaurant that night. They arranged to meet me and I was arrested.

"I thought it was a joke but they were serious. They seemed pretty amazed but said the law is the law and it was their duty. It's political correctness gone potty."

Simon added: "There are plenty of Welsh people at our shows - does it mean I can't play any Tom Jones?"

Bar owner Sean Ware said: "The song is in no way racist and nor is Simon. There is no way he would abuse anyone.

"He didn't start the song just because Chinese people were walking past. He had already started playing it."

Simon, who is on bail until today, wrote on Facebook: "If the lad who phoned the police is reading this, WHAT IS WONG WITH YOU? Sorry, what is wrong with you?"

A police spokesman said a 32-year-old man of Chinese origin had claimed he was subjected to racial abuse.

He added: "Police are investigating an allegation of racially-aggravated harassment. A man from Shanklin was arrested on suspicion."


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Society; Travel; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: coverband; kungfufighting; orwelliannightmare; politicalcorrectness; thoughtcrime
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1 posted on 04/27/2011 12:28:58 PM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; Revolting cat!
The scene of the crime.

I'm surprised the vice squad hasn't shut them down about the cockfighting.

2 posted on 04/27/2011 12:31:47 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The biggest waste of brainpower is to want to change something that's not changeable. -Albert Brooks)
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To: a fool in paradise

Cops sprang into action and arrested Simon ...

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I guess you could say those (cops) were fast as lightning.


3 posted on 04/27/2011 12:31:47 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (A Birther: One who has questions or concerns over the birth of Barry Barack Hussein Soetero Obama)
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To: a fool in paradise

Lacist!


4 posted on 04/27/2011 12:32:23 PM PDT by Gritty-Kitty
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To: 537cant be wrong; Aeronaut; ├čudda├čudd; bassmaner; Bella_Bru; Big Guy and Rusty 99; Brian Allen; ..

Sing PING


5 posted on 04/27/2011 12:35:39 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The biggest waste of brainpower is to want to change something that's not changeable. -Albert Brooks)
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To: a fool in paradise
"I'm surprised the vice squad hasn't shut them down about the cockfighting.

And you aren't the least bit ashamed, are you? A man who would pun would pick a pocket...

6 posted on 04/27/2011 12:37:01 PM PDT by jonascord (The Drug War Rapes the Constitution.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I thought “racism” could only be valad if done against a minority race such as blacks, caucasians or “African”(for those of you in Hawaii.

How many Chinese in the world?


7 posted on 04/27/2011 12:37:06 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Trust But Verify)
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To: a fool in paradise

For the young FReepers.....Kung Fu Fighting

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhUkGIsKvn0


8 posted on 04/27/2011 12:38:44 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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9 posted on 04/27/2011 12:38:53 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: a fool in paradise
Ummm...using their own logic, shouldn't they arrest Carl Douglas first???
10 posted on 04/27/2011 12:39:04 PM PDT by Niteranger68 (Jared Lee Loughner - Disciple of Michael Moore)
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To: Gritty-Kitty
Lol...

11 posted on 04/27/2011 12:39:40 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: Gritty-Kitty
 
Or if you like....
 
 
 


12 posted on 04/27/2011 12:39:58 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (A Birther: One who has questions or concerns over the birth of Barry Barack Hussein Soetero Obama)
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To: Responsibility2nd

LOL


13 posted on 04/27/2011 12:42:32 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Responsibility2nd



14 posted on 04/27/2011 12:42:33 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (A Birther: One who has questions or concerns over the birth of Barry Barack Hussein Soetero Obama)
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To: a fool in paradise

can you still sing “play that funky music white boy?”


15 posted on 04/27/2011 12:49:47 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Responsibility2nd

It’s a little bit frightening.


16 posted on 04/27/2011 12:50:16 PM PDT by posterchild
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To: a fool in paradise

Everybody was kung-fu fighting
Those cats were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightning
But they fought with expert timing

They were funky China men from funky Chinatown
They were chopping them up and they were chopping them down
It’s an ancient Chinese art and everybody knew their part
From a feint into a slip, and kicking from the hip

Everybody was kung-fu fighting
Those cats were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightening
But they fought with expert timing

There was funky Billy Chin and little Sammy Chung
He said here comes the big boss, lets get it on
We took a bow and made a stand, started swinging with the hand
The sudden motion made me skip now we’re into a brand new trip

Everybody was kung-fu fighting
Those cats were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightening
But they did it with expert timing


17 posted on 04/27/2011 12:50:32 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: a fool in paradise

Carl resides nowadays in Germany. If I were him I would be very careful visiting the UK.

18 posted on 04/27/2011 12:52:00 PM PDT by xp38
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To: a fool in paradise

In fact, it was a little bit frightening...


19 posted on 04/27/2011 12:53:16 PM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The cops were a little bit frightening.


20 posted on 04/27/2011 12:54:46 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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