School veto’s Cougar mascot choice so they won’t offend middle-aged women (courtesy Yahoo! News)
Yes, that’s right….you read the title correct. Board members for a high school in Utah rejected the use/nickname of “Cougars” for their school mascot. Why you ask? Well, because it might offend middle-aged women (seeking a relationship with younger men)….sometimes referred to as Cougars. WTF!? Are you kidding me? First, it’s important to note that there were several choices laid out that the students were able to vote on. Cougars obviously came out on top. Why did the administration even bother to put Cougars as one of the choices if they weren’t going to accept it?
Have we really gotten so overly sensitive that we are worried about offending people who may fall under certain slang terms? We really might as well just give up and start changing our school mascots to boring, miscellaneous items….just to be safe. How awesome would the Utah Tables be? How about the Utah keyboards? I’d suggest the Utah Dogs….that’s pretty generic….but then again, it might offend ugly people. Forget it….I give up.