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'Jimmy Savile' and his 'teenage victims' win 3rd prize at Border procession competition.

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Marelli Fri 09-Aug-13 11:53:18

This isn't just me, is it? How on earth was this allowed to take place and also WIN third place? I don't know how to put up a newspaper link, but every year in the Borders there are processions (Ridings) which date back hundreds of years. On one of the floats one man dressed up as Jimmy Savile and other men as his teenage victims. I don't think it's at all appropriate. People from the Border town of Lauder were interviewed on the street for the Scottish news and all of them thought it was only a 'bit of fun', and did no harm. NO!! angry

Tegan Sat 10-Aug-13 13:11:36

Oh, and I can only second what gracesmum has said about the riding out ceremonies..they are truly wonderful.

j08 Sat 10-Aug-13 13:23:40

"we will remove posts we believe to be obscene, racist, contain personal attacks or break the law".

Or that some people just don't like???

gracesmum Sat 10-Aug-13 15:26:40

Well unless someone repeats what was offensive, we'll have to leave it, guessing won't get anybody anywhere.

Ariadne Sat 10-Aug-13 15:40:57

I suspect that Frank, whoever or whatever he is, who has been sailing close to the wind for some time now, has finally overstepped the mark with a desire to shock and to provoke dissent.

Let's face it, GransNetters can create dissent without much external intervention!