Students were offended by a play that mocks political correctness, so Brandeis cancelled it

Students were offended by a play that mocks political correctness, so Brandeis cancelled it

[Ed. – Out of sight, out of mind.]

Don’t think political correctness is a problem on campus? Try producing a play about it.

Renowned playwright Michael Weller conceived a play, Buyer Beware, that mocks activist students and their hostility to politically incorrect humor. He planned to stage a production of it at Brandeis University, the institution that granted him a Creative Arts Award.

But administrators cancelled the production after students complained that its subject matter—easily offended students—was offensive, according to The College Fix.

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Buyer Beware is about a student who discovers the works of the un-P.C. comedian Lenny Bruce and attempts to stage a Bruce-like production. This antagonizes activist students affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as the university, since an important donor is coming to visit on the day of the production and the administration would rather avoid controversy. (If this plot doesn’t seem politically relevant to you, this is probably your first time reading one of my articles at Reason.)

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