Meet Jean Wharf. She was ticketed, booted, then denied reboarding by a transit cop on the SkyTrain in Vancouver, BC. Why? For wearing a “F*uck Yoga” pin of course! Because the cop loves yoga and he was mad miffed! No, that’s not true. Wharf, 21, did indeed wear the pin and refused to take it off, and was therefore deemed a miscreant breaking the Trans-Link rule of no “foul, insulting, abusive or inappropriate language.” And now, a $175 ticket and counter-complaints later, the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association is coming to her side to speak on the much bigger issue of rights and freedom of speech.
Which we, of course, appreciate. But what we really want to know is, why does Wharf hate yoga so much?
Wharf said she wears the pin for its message.
“I wear it because so many people are doing yoga, but very few of them know why,” Wharf told The Sun in an interview.
“Yoga has been so industrialized that people have forgotten its purpose as a beautiful, ancient meditative practice.”
Oh, she doesn’t. Power to the people! YogAnarchy!
Boy, if they kicked off everyone from the subway in NY for wearing profane language we’d all be shit out of luck.
[Vancouver Sun, photo: Ian Smith, PNG]