Beard Liberation Front
PRESS RELEASE 4th November
Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266
CAMPAIGNERS WARN ON GUY FAWKES BONFIRE NIGHT POGONOPHOBIA
The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has warned of Guy Fawkes pogonophobia as bonfires around the country burn effigies of a hirsute man over the weekend.
Pogonophobia is the ancient Greek for an irrational fear or hatred of facial hair, known as beardism in modern English.
The BLF says that November 5th is the traditional highlight of the pogonophobes year as they burn an effigy of what they assume to be a dangerous radical figure with a beard, although few will openly discuss their often deep-seated concerns about beard wearers
BLF Organiser Keith Flett said the irony is that Guy Fawkes was a deeply reactionary character who, had he lived now, would almost certainly not have had a beard under any circumstances
The BLF is calling on the organisers of Guy Fawkes bonfires not to burn effigies with outlandish beards and to discourage pogonophobic remarks and behaviour.