‘Fight Club’ Author: ‘New Victorianism’ Makes People ‘Very Easily Offended’

ashley.rae | January 26, 2017
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Chuck Palahniuk, the author who coined the term “snowflake” as a derisive term in his novel “Fight Club,” said there is a “new Victorianism” that makes leftists easily offended by everything.

Palahniuk told the Evening Standard that he first used “snowflake” in “Fight Club,” a book about emasculated men fighting each other to assert their manhood, to make a point that people aren’t unique and special--no matter what they think.

“There is a line, ‘You are not special. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake,’” Palahniuk explained.

Palahniuk went on to criticize the current climate of political correctness in which people are offended by everything and assert their offensiveness as a reason why people should care.

“There is a kind of new Victorianism,” Palahniuk said. “Every generation gets offended by different things but my friends who teach in high school tell me that their students are very easily offended.” 

“The modern Left is always reacting to things,” he continued. “Once they get their show on the road culturally they will stop being so offended.”

Palahniuk qualified his remarks by adding, “That’s just my bulls**t opinion.”

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