Barristers: Cram It, Clown!

By August 15, 2007Briefly Legal

England gave us common law. And we give them hyperlitigiousness in return? Doesn’t seem fair. From Breitbart.com:

A British clown has had the smile wiped off his face after being told he couldn’t use balloons in his act because children might be allergic to latex.

Barney Baloney said he was told by bosses at a supermarket where he was booked to appear that he should leave his balloons at home because of the potential for allergic reactions.

The 47-year-old entertainer, also known as Tony Turner, has previously had to ditch his bubble-making machine because he could not get public liability insurance as companies assessed that youngsters might slip and hurt themselves.

He said he was also told by one venue he could not twist balloons into the shape of guns for fear of encouraging youngsters to commit violence, although swords were deemed acceptable.

Of course, it might be that Tony’s just blowing this out of all proportion.

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