Grinch Sighting in Riverside

The Grinch made yet another appearance, this time in Riverside, CA.

A high school choir was asked to stop singing Christmas carols during an ice skating show featuring Olympic medalist Sasha Cohen out of concern the skater would be offended because she's Jewish.
A city staff member, accompanied by a police officer, approached the Rubidoux High School Madrigals at the Riverside Outdoor Ice Skating Rink just as they launched into "God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman" and requested that the troupe stop singing, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reported Thursday.

Mind you, Sasha Cohen never asked them to stop singing, and according to Michael Medved, was actually angry that they were forced to stop on her behalf. This wasn't in the newspaper accounts. Also according to Medved, the woman responsible for stopping this, from the Cultural Affairs Office in Riverside, did not want Sasha or others to hear the line in the song about Jesus Christ being our Savior, as it could be offensive to others.

Posted by Mutti at December 16, 2006 09:10 AM | TrackBack