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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

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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To: a fool in paradise

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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To: The_Media_never_lie

Fortunately, the cops used expert timing.


21 posted on 04/27/2011 12:56:26 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: a fool in paradise

I hope he doesn’t sing Ahab the Arab the next time a Muslim walks by.


22 posted on 04/27/2011 1:02:49 PM PDT by GSWarrior (Nothing changes if nothing changes.)
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To: a fool in paradise
I think the title to the song is “Everybody WAS Kung-Fu Fighting” not that everybody doesn't “Love” Kung-Fu fighting - but I don't think that was the title to the song.
23 posted on 04/27/2011 1:06:14 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Cops to quiz Kung Fu Fighting singer (arrested in UK for singing Everybody Loves Kung Fu Fighting)

Hey William, doing something actually royal and publically denounce the police for their farcical embarrassment to law enforcement specifically, and the government generally, in this incident.

24 posted on 04/27/2011 1:08:53 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on its own.)
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To: a fool in paradise

One of the single greatest songs of all time!


25 posted on 04/27/2011 1:11:36 PM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Terrorism is nothing more than Kinetic Islam)
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To: GSWarrior
I hope he doesn’t sing Ahab the Arab the next time a Muslim walks by.

"OH NOZE!!!"

26 posted on 04/27/2011 1:12:29 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 think this post from the link sums it up nice:

I am chinese - I read this article this morning and I laughed till my sides hurt - then when I saw the guy's face book status I fell off my chair still laughing even harder and posted this on my FB and emailed the article to my friends. How is this racist at all?? If that chinese guy had one bit of sense, he'd break out into tai chi moves as soon as opening lines of Kung Fu Fighting. I know I would. I can't believe anyone is upset about this. Even if he did play it because he saw the chinese couple, so what? Does it mean I can't sing Kyle songs when I see a bunch of Aussies? Get a sense of humour!!

27 posted on 04/27/2011 1:22:18 PM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: a fool in paradise

This hysterical reaction exposes what is in the hearts and minds of statists, not of free citizens.


28 posted on 04/27/2011 1:34:17 PM PDT by Avery Iota Kracker (Why get 'er done, when you can get 'er did twyst as fast.)
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To: a fool in paradise
"They phoned me when I was in a Chinese restaurant that night..."

Priceless.

29 posted on 04/27/2011 1:37:33 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry
One of the single greatest songs of all time!

Definitely a wedding party favorite!

30 posted on 04/27/2011 1:40:24 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (It's a beautiful day and I'm glad I can see it in color.......)
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To: a fool in paradise

“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.

w*****s = waisis?


31 posted on 04/27/2011 2:05:47 PM PDT by crusadersoldier
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To: crusadersoldier

Buy a vowel. w***e*s


32 posted on 04/27/2011 2:10:47 PM PDT by OKSooner (Obama confessed "his muslim faith" on the George Stephanopolous show on September 7th, 2008.)
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To: crusadersoldier

whales
wiggers
wussies
walruses


33 posted on 04/27/2011 2:16:19 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

“Wankers”


34 posted on 04/28/2011 9:54:09 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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35 posted on 04/28/2011 10:43:40 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: a fool in paradise

“ahab the A-rab”, “they’re coming to take me away, ha ha “, “Indian Giver”, I think those were cool songs, ARREST ME! Read the lyrics to “Some Girls” by the Rolling Stones. With this insane level of PCness Mick Jagger should be stripped of his knighthood and thrown under the jail.


36 posted on 04/29/2011 5:57:54 AM PDT by Impala64ssa
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