A major New York Italian festival has banned any and all Godfather merchandise because it's offensive to Italians
· Sep 10, 2022 · NottheBee.com

You know that political correctness is running rampant when even New York Italians are getting all bothered about stuff:

The Feast of San Gennaro put a hit on "The Godfather."

"In our rules, nobody can sell anything with ‘The Godfather' or mobsters or anything that denigrates Italians," John Fratta, a member of the committee that runs the iconic Little Italy festival, held from Sept. 15 to 25, told The Post. "We don't need people thinking that the mob is running the feast."

The 2016 decree was added to its vendor rules — and store owners in the area were told that if they want to still peddle the items, they must only be sold inside their shops.

"It's gone. We don't want that crap there," he said of the mob-orabilia.

"We don't need people thinking that the mob is running the feast." Uh huh. Meanwhile, the mob owners of all the real estate, the restaurants, the tables, the chairs — they're watching this like:

Funnily enough, the feast actually appears in The Godfather: Part II, in the legendary sequence where young Vito Corleone smokes the wicked Don Fanucci:

Still, banning anything Godfather should never be allowed anywhere.

Instead of banning one of the greatest movies of all time...

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