Everything’s Offensive: Man Can’t Print Own Last Name on License Plate

Sorry about my name, ladies.

Everything is offensive these days in North America, and free speech is out of the question if it doesn’t line up with the politically correct culture. Now, a man in Canada has been told he can’t even personalize his license plate with his own last name because it’s offensive to women.

Lorne Grabher, from Halifax, Nova Scotia, went to his local government office to renew a personalized tag he has had for decades in honor his late father but was recently declined.

CBS Pittsburgh reports:

Transport Department spokesman Brian Taylor says while the department understands Grabher is a surname with German roots, this context isn’t available to the general public who view it.

The personalized plate program introduced in 1989 allows the province to refuse names when they’re deemed offensive, socially unacceptable and not in good taste.

Apparently, the provincial government believes “Grabher” could be considered threatening to other women drivers who see the plate. This shows just how far the world’s culture has fallen over the last 30 years, because when Mr. Grabher was issued the plate the first time, no one had a problem. From the looks of it, he was able to get a renewal tag last year. What a difference a year makes. 

(TRIGGER WARNING) Grabher believes he is being discriminated against.

Perhaps most surprisingly, the Canadian government isn't forcing the man to change his surname, or request an alternate spelling as to not trigger the sensitive women of the Great White North. (Can we still call it the Great "White" North? Is that next on the "offensive" list?)

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