Now crazed leftists are going after “The Sound of Music” for offensive imagery.
Can you guess why?
If you’re sane, probably not.
The New York Daily News reports on this latest bit of insanity from so-called educators:
Nazi props were temporarily declared verboten in LaGuardia High School’s production of the Third Reich-set classic “The Sound of Music” prior to the show’s Thursday night opening.
The principal at the elite “Fame” school, Lisa Mars, ordered Nazi flags and symbols removed from the stage set of the beloved tale of the Von Trapp family, who fled the Nazis from their native Austria as Adolf Hitler took power, students told the Daily News.
“This is a very liberal school, we’re all against Nazis,” one sophomore performer told The News about the fuhrer furor. “But to take out the symbol is to try to erase history.
“Obviously the symbols are offensive,” he added. “But in context, they are supposed to be.”
As you might expect, students at the school and those participating in the production are very upset by this:
The prop flags and emblems were all designed and created by the theater students at the performing arts school, but Mars had insisted they all be removed from the stage, the students claimed.
“It’s still going to be a great show,” a senior working in the production told The News. “I’m not going to say it was going to be a bad night because this happened. But it would have been better to explain the symbolism than to just take it away.”
Another student in the show groused the decision was abrupt and unjustified.
“We were rehearsing with them for a couple of days and all of a sudden she came down and said we can’t rehearse with them anymore,” the high school junior said.
According to the students, Mars’ priorities for the elite school no longer include the arts.
“The goal was supposed to be equal representation between the arts and education, but it hasn’t turned out that way,” the senior student told The News.
Even some students think political correctness has gone WAY too far, with negative implications for the arts and the school’s mission:
Added the junior theater student: “Ever since she came into the school, the arts have been less and less.”
This is nuts.