Sadly, this is not from The Onion:
Clapping has been banned at University of Manchester Students’ Union events to avoid triggering anxiety and improve accessibility. Students are instead encouraged to use "jazz hands" to express their support. pic.twitter.com/8pSF3svvLy
— BBC North West (@BBCNWT) October 1, 2018
Via Piers Morgan, “Britain’s losing its mind”:
Britain’s losing its mind. pic.twitter.com/JVkPvr9bhW
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 2, 2018
What would the heroes of World War 1 and World War II have to say about this?
Clapping is banned at University of Manchester Student Union events "to avoid triggering anxiety and improve accessibility." Students will instead use silent "jazz hands". Glad some brave young souls decided to ignore the difficulties caused by sudden noises 100 years ago pic.twitter.com/EN8R81CGWV
— Jeremy Vine (@theJeremyVine) October 2, 2018
That is until “jazz hands” is banned for cultural appropriation or something:
Clapping at the end of lectures has been banned at Manchester Uni.
Some say it can trigger anxiety and jazz hands should be used instead.
Some say using jazz hands is cultural appropriation.
What a time to be alive!
— Mo Lovatt (@LovattMo) October 1, 2018
Is this acceptable? Jazz is an African-american musical genre. Jazz hands in Manchester looks like a clear case of cultural appropriation. https://t.co/zWYxeTsK0c
— Jamie Whyte (@_JamieWhyte) October 1, 2018