The First Ridiculous Political Correctness Outrage Of 2015 Is Here

A new year means a new way for individuals, organizations or so-called “communities” to be outraged over incredibly ridiculous things. The first of 2015 involves none other than the “gluten-free community” and a NASCAR Super Bowl commercial.

The NASCAR commercial features comedian Nick Offerman of “Parks and Recreation,” mocking modern culture like Facebook users, gluten-free individuals and emoticons. Here’s the commercial:

Pretty funny, right?

The gluten-free community did not think so. That’s why over 18,000 people signed a petition that NBC pull the clip about gluten in the commercial. The supposed organizer of the petition made the commercial clip out to be an attack on individuals suffering with Celiac disease, which prevents someone from eating gluten. Here’s what he had to say:

“Celiac can be a true pain … I think about all of the gluten-free children getting bullied for being ‘different,’ when all they want to do is feel better and fit in. I think about all of the people who have gotten sick at restaurants because the kitchen and/or the staff do not take us seriously. I think about all of those walking around undiagnosed and suffering because they only listen to what is in the media. I think about all of the people in the past who have died prematurely when going gluten-free MAY have been their saving grace.”

So apparently the gluten-free community does not understand comedy and neither does NBC, as they edited the gluten joke out of the commercial, bowing to the political correctness police.

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