Skip to comments.Actor Kevin Bacon Changing Last Name To Appease Muslims
Posted on 08/29/2012 9:18:29 AM PDT by Lucky9teen
(NEW YORK) Tis but thy name that is my enemy What's in a name? That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet, wrote Shakespeare in Romeo & Juliet. But apparently thy name is no longer so sweet for actor Kevin Bacon.
Bowing to pressure from various Muslim groups such as CAIR (Center for AmericanIslamic Relations), the iconic actor and musician has publically vowed to change his last name. The reason: although many Muslims, like most Americans, watch films featuring the seemingly omnipresent actor, his last name has become a source of discomfort, as it is a byproduct of pork, a strictly forbidden meat within the Islamic faith.
The star of Footloose, A Few Good Men, Mystic River and countless other films issued a press release Tuesday afetrnoon announcing he will be changing his last name due to increasing demand from the Muslim community to be able to enjoy my films while not having to be reminded of the filthy, horrid meat so common among infidels.
Although Bacon did not state what new name he would adopt to appease Americas Muslim community, the actors press statement Tuesday made it clear he would be formally changing his surname within the month.
Said the now Artist-Formally-Known-As Bacon in his statement:
Although the Bacon family has held our name humbly and innocuously throughout generations, I had no idea it was causing members of our Muslim community discomfort and impeding their enjoyment of my films and music. It is with great apologies to CAIR and other representatives of the Islamic community that I hereby renounce my surname of Bacon, since it is a source of revulsion to some of the Muslim community. Had I known my name would be provoking the thought of such a cultural dietary taboo, I would have begun my acting career in 1978 under a different name. I extend my sincerest apologies to any members of the Muslim community who may have taken offense to my porcine name.
-Kevin Soon-Not-To-Be Bacon
Bacons renouncement of his last name comes after several incidents across the nation in which strips of bacon have been left on the steps of Islamic mosques and at Staten Islands New Drop Beach Park on August 20th, where hundreds of Muslims gathered to celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan, prompting police to probe the placement of the lifeless pork slices as a hate crime. Reactions within social media outlets to such incidents have resulted in declarations such as an official Bacon Appreciation Day (September 1st) according to Facebooks BACON APPRECIATION DAY home page, which is so shockingly insensitive that the esteemed journalists at Duh Progressive have become very upset and must pause from writing about it for a moment
...Okay, we are back.
According to Islamic spokespeoplepersonisndividuals such as CAIRs National Communications Director, Ibrahim Hooper, who had vowed a boycott Kevin Bacons movies until the actor changed his last name to something less offensive, Bacons announcement is bitter sweet; a case of too little, too late.
Said Hooper on Tuesday to Duh Progressive, We are pleased that our requests for Kevin You-Know-Who to change his name have been finally met. But that doesnt replace all those years of trying to enjoy his movies while not thinking about the sacrilegious meat he symbolized.
However, prominent leaders of other non-pork-eating religions are voicing support for Kevin Bacon, counter-demanding the actor not change his name. Rosalind Jekowsky, Vice President of the Jewish Community Relationship Council of San Francisco, said she would re-boycott Bacons movies if the 54-year-old actor did change his name. Ive watched Kevin Bacon ever since Animal House; enjoyed all his work shit, even Hallow Man! Jekowsky said Tuesday, adding, Hey, a number of religions reject pork, but why it is only Muslims get to change a entire familys surname because it abstractly offends them? Why do they care and we (Jews) dont?
Continued Jekowsky, To bully (Bacon) into changing his name to appease a fraction of Muslims who even care is the epitome of political correctness run amuck. So we urge people of sound mind everywhere to counter-boycott (Bacon) upon his announcing his new name. Thats the only reasonable course of action.
Although there is yet no word on what new name will replace Kevin Bacons Bacon, sources close to the actors wife, actress Kyra Sedgwick, claim Bacon is toying with several possible names guaranteed not to offend the U.S.s Muslim community, among which are Kevin Hummus, Kevin Lambshanks, Kevin Shish Kabobs, Kevin Kabob, Kevin al-Mufti, or Kevin
BREAKING: As of 6:02 PM, PT, Kevin Bacons manager, Stacey Boniello, said that in response to demands from numerous and prominent leaders of the Muslim community (all five of them) to change his last name, he has chosen a last name accommodating fans of all faiths, particularly Muslims. As of next month, Kevin Bacon will be known as Kevin Nine Eleven.
"Great to meet you, Mr. Nine Eleven! Can I have your autograph, please?"
Really? You don’t know? Just sit back and think about it for 5 seconds.
Perhaps to the less cumbersome and more delightful Kevin Al-Awar El-Hussani Mohammad Jabar Assad El-Wankar ...
Not to mention that the commodities exchange will suspend the trading of “pork bellies” and Pet Smart says they will not long sell HAMsters.
Kevin Coward has a nice ring to it.
Has to be satire...
....on a similar note A friend who’s brother was a reform rabbi use to tell his young children that they were eating ‘pastrami’ when they were actually eating bacon so that his ‘flock’ wouldn’t know they were eating bacon Although this jewish sect were not strict on dietary rules. They held their rabbis to a higher standard
Kevin Chop-The-Heads-Off-Infidels should do it.
How about Kevin Limpdick..
How about: Kevin Weenie
Someone say bacon? I'm hungry now....BRB.
" Actor Kevin Bacon told The Daily Caller on Thursday that he feels President Obama has made a difference and will be supporting him for re-election.
Im going to vote for Obama, Bacon said. I think he has already made a difference and I support him. He also said that he was please overall with Obamas performance."
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