Outrageous Student Group: Saying 'Politically Correct,' 'Trash' and 'Lame' Is Offensive
Is campus censorship getting out of control?
A student group at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is asking people to think twice before using words and phrases like "lame," "trash" and "politically correct."
Mike Sportiello, head of student government at UW-Milwaukee, told On the Record the "Just Words" campaign is intended to get people to "think critically" and engage in a discussion about "the power of words."
"It's not just about how you feel," he said. "Life is about looking at how everyone feels and interacting with each other."
He said that no one's running around telling people what they can and can't say.
"There's freedom of speech in this country. Everyone's proud of it. We're a publicly funded institution. We're proud of the First Amendment here. We're just asking people think about the words they use, and last time I checked, it's not so crazy to ask people to think before they talk."
Kimberly Guilfoyle then pointed out that Sportiello just used the word "crazy," which was one of the words the group had singled out as potentially offensive.
Watch the interview above, including a debate with Ben Shapiro.