National Student Union Bans Clapping and Whooping As “Triggering” and Non-Inclusive

Jazz hands are now the inclusive form of support.  Notably, there has been a movement to have people snap rather than clap around the country, but snapping would also seem non-inclusive for deaf people.  Thus, in the span of a year or so, “snappers” went from the cutting edge of inclusive angst to sound-producing reactionaries.  As they say, revolution like Saturn devours its own.

The National Union of Students have taken this further to crackdown on those clapping as marginalizing others.  Estelle Hart, an NUS elections committee member declared: “No whooping, it does have a serious impact on some delegates ability to access conference.”

Other members gave warnings that people were heard to “whoop” and that such conduct would not be permitted in order to protect those triggered or marginalized by vocalization of support.

One student actually proposed a ban on all future clapping and whooping from all conferences in the interests of the “safety and wellbeing” of disabled students.

While the fist pumps and country heels may be triggering, here is a tutorial for those who need to be reeducated on the use of the jazz hands:


54 thoughts on “National Student Union Bans Clapping and Whooping As “Triggering” and Non-Inclusive”

  1. National Student Union Bans Clapping and Whooping As “Triggering” and Non-Inclusive

    Ouch, reading this article on banning Clapping and Whooping is “Triggering” a migraine.

    Perhaps some day the persons comprising the National Student Union will mature and join the rest of us in reality where each and every one of us is free to be offended (or not) 24/7/365.

  2. One of my best friends is seriously hearing impaired. She claps, reads lips, whoops, talks, listens to music, and whistles. She even goes to movies, concerts, the theater, and listens to speeches. I don’t even think of her having any sort of a handicap. Am I to treat her as a sub-standard human being? If clapping is not allowed, how to people who are vision impaired know not to clap?

  3. Clap your hands all you people, shout to God with cries of joy! Psalm 47:1

  4. Forget jazz hands and finger snaps, students should do spirit fingers!

    1. “Whooping” is cultural appropriation! No whooping!

      We should just sit in stony silence, making the speakers nervous.

  5. See Fahrenheit 451.

    The rise of Liberal Fascism, controlling and dictating and intrusive on every level of our lives, the antithesis of tolerance and individual freedom.

    1. Just saw the movie “The Circle”. It was the scariest movie I have seen in a while and it is not a horror flick. If you weren’t scared about the millennial’s, you will be after watching it.

      The creepiest thought from it is that your privacy should be viewed as steeling since handicapped or underprivileged might not have the same experiences as you.

      1. I haven’t seen “The Circle.” I’ll have to Netflix it.

        I don’t think “tolerance” means what the far Left thinks it means.

    2. Agreed, Karen. Especially the Coda.

      Here is an excerpt:
      “The point is obvious. There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running about with lit matches. Every minority, be it Baptist/Unitarian, Irish/Italian/Octogenarian/Zen Buddhist, Zionist/Seventh-Day Adventist, Women’s Lib/Republican, Mattachine/FourSquareGospel feels it has the will, the right, the duty to douse the kerosene, light the fuse. Every dimwit editor who sees himself as the source of all dreary blanc-mange plain porridge unleavened literature, licks his guillotine and eyes the neck of any author who dares to speak above a whisper or write above a nursery rhyme.

      Fire-Captain Beatty, in my novel Fahrenheit 451, described how the books were burned first by minorities, each ripping a page or a paragraph from this book, then that, until the day came when the books were empty and the minds shut and the libraries closed forever.”

      1. Prairie Rose – as a member of a couple of those groups, the only book I have burned was an algebra book after the end of term. 🙂

        1. Paul S.,
          LOL! Bradbury may have given you a pass on that one. 🙂

          1. Prairie Rose – it was a group effort. Most of the class contributed. 🙂

            1. Did you ever see The Office where they took their revenge upon the fax machine in a field using baseball bats? 🙂

              1. Karen – saw that attack on the fax and it deserved it. Couldn’t have happened to a more vicious machine. 🙂

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