Yes, that’s right, a little Lego figure is apparently offending people left and right. Now, mind you, those offended appear to be either completely and utterly misinformed or just plain stupid.
Our story begins with a small family-run Lego customizing business known as BrickArms. This company makes little Lego weapons and customizes Lego figurines to look like military icons and their enemies. Included in the enemies column is an Islamic-terrorist character.
And there’s where the fun begins…
You see, somehow some people, who must have be barred from playing with action figures as children, looked at this terrorist Lego figurine and said to themselves “this toy glorifies terrorism”. I’m not kidding… people literally looked at this generic bad guy character and surmised that it was telling kids that terrorists are good.
What planet are these people on? Where they ever children? Isn’t it obvious that this toy doesn’t glorify terrorism but rather demonizes it? Do they really think that when children play cops and robbers it somehow glorifies thieves? Should kids only be allowed to play with the good guys and how would that even work?
In fact, kids need to create scenarios where good guys are pitted against bad guys in order to develop a healthy sense of morality. It disturbs me that some would view a child acting out the struggle between good and evil as “disgusting”.
Whats even more interesting is that the same company making the terrorist figurines also produces several Nazi figurines. Yet, I don’t hear anyone complaining about the glorification of Nazis? Why the double standard?
Actually, forget that question, I think a better question is… where do they find people like this?