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Performance of 70’s Classic, “Kung Fu Fighting,” Leads to Arrest on Suspicion of Racism

April 27, 2011


Is Carl Douglas' 1974 #1 hit "Kung Fu Fighting" racist?

Now, as a self-professed music snob, I take no issue with the suggestion that a live performance of Carl Douglas’s 1974 chart-topping hit “Kung Fu Fighting” is — in a sense — criminal. Criminal enough to warrant arrest, though? Racist? Surely not, no?

Well, unfortunately, the Isle of Wight, UK authorities disagree — or at least refuse to let common sense triumph over blind, dogmatic adherence to the letter of the law. And despite how unintended the consequences may be…


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