Adam Polaski

Don We Now Our (Censored) Apparel

Filed By Adam Polaski | December 08, 2011 11:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Living, Media
Tags: bright apparel, Christmas carols, Fox News, gay apparel, gay Christmas

DecktheHalls.jpgIn Michigan this week, a music teacher came under fire for changing the words of "Deck the Halls," the super famous Christmas carol, so that the word "gay" didn't have to be a part of the lyrics. Apparently, the music teacher found "Don we now our bright apparel" to be more appropriate than "gay," especially since the teacher reported students laughing every time they opened their mouths to sing "gay."

Parents and administrators at the school were upset, with some speaking out to news outlets and more than a few parents ripping the Michigan elementary school on its Facebook page for the music teacher's decision.

Responses from parents included:

'By taking the word "gay" out of Deck the Halls, you're making it a big deal. One word can have different meanings,' one parent wrote.

Another said: 'Can one word in a 150-year-old classic Christmas carol really offend someone?'

The word has since been reincorporated into the song. Because, you know, a few students laughing about a word with various definitions is not a good reason for changing a holiday carol classic.

Fox News' Red Eye has a segment on the debacle that vaguely opposes the censored version of the song, with unsurprisingly uncomfortable commentary from Greg Gutfield and his panel. This video is sure to kickstart your morning feeling a little offended and mostly uncomfortable, so be warned.

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