Monday, 21 September 2009

Tesco uses the Star Wars defence against Jedi discrimination accusations

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Say what you like about Tesco, but there's no denying their legal team possess a sense of humour. When Daniel Jones, founder of International Church of Jediism, accused the supermarket giant of religious discrimination after he was told to remove his Jedi hood during a trip to a Bangor branch, here's how they responded:
"He hasn't been banned. Jedis are very welcome to shop in our stores although we would ask them to remove their hoods.

"Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and Luke Skywalker all appeared hoodless without ever going over to the Dark Side and we are only aware of the Emperor as one who never removed his hood.

"If Jedi walk around our stores with their hoods on, they'll miss lots of special offers."

Brilliant. Just brilliant.


Anonymous said...

Well, yes, but... are muslim ladies wearing a niqab also required to take off their "hood" in order to get the special offers?
Also, walking around in Tesco's with modestly downcast eyes they'll miss the special offers even more than a jedi with a hood.

Vicky said...

Not to mention nuns. Funny how people forget to include them in the "covering your head is freaky and foreign" comments.

foolfodder said...

Which other religions will Tesco give theological advice to I wonder?

Maybe they'll start off with, "I don't see why you need to wear a cross, Jesus never wore a cross. Well, except for that last bit.".

Teri said...

And might one not reasonably argue that the cross was, in fact, wearing him?