A college in New Jersey has deemed a student-sponsored "American BBQ" event "offensive" because the students used an "I Want You" image of Uncle Sam to promote their event. (You'll probably feel compelled to read that again, but don't waste your time. You read it correctly the first time.)
The college administrative snowflakes said this imagery was "too militaristic and not inclusive of the entire student population."
. . . they had been using the famous ‘I want you’ image of Uncle Sam in several posters around campus to get the word out about the event, and the administration thought that these posters were too militaristic and not inclusive of the entire student population.” . . . the Uncle Sam flyers in question said simply, “We want you...to come to our BBQ.”I suppose they could have used a smiley face image instead but then, I suppose, that would have offended sad people. While many folks in academia continue to have, in the words of Professor Gordon S. Wood, their "incestuous conversations", a growing number of people are simply laughing at them. You just can't make this stuff up.