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Dennis the menace becomes polite young man 

The clue is in the name: Dennis the Menace has always been a catapult-toting nuisance. Well, until now. A makeover of the famous character, who first appeared in the Beano in 1951, was given a politically correct new look to make him less of a troublemaker. A source at BBC, who reworked the cartoon, said: “Dennis can’t be seen to use weapons and giving other kids grief in a BBC cartoon.” (Credit: Beano/BBC)

10 hilarious examples of political correctness gone mad

“It’s political correctness gone mad” seems to be one of the modern age’s most often repeated phrases.

A quick perusal of the news will reveal any number of people using it to attack a policy from their rivals. 

While political correctness has often been used correctly to help under-protected groups, there are many examples of overzealous decision makers taking it way too far.

Here are just a few examples of some of the daftest PC decisions.