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Rock Radio Station Officially Bans “Devil Horns”

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And now for today’s sign that the apocalypse is certainly near.

Several years ago, I worked with a guy in Phoenix named Dick Havoc.  These days, Dick is in Southern California working for a rock station that shall remain nameless.  His Facebook post today left me flabbergasted.

Evidently, the employees at this rock radio station have been told that they are no longer allowed to throw up devil horns in the studio or at events.  According to their managers, the gesture could “be misconstrued as a gang symbol”.  The memo also stated that throwing up your horns “doesn’t appeal to the more sophisticated rocker”.

I’ve read a lot of stupid memos over the years (I once had a corporate VP tell me that “a person driving a Lexus” wouldn’t put our rock station bumper sticker on their car) , but this one might be the worst.  Has it really come to this?  A ban on devil horns at a rock radio station?  Sadly, this type of politically correct corporate nonsense has become the norm in this day and age.  What’s next, banning drunk sales girls from sitting on the copy machine?  The wussification of America continues.

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