Oxford University Student Union are the latest group to ban clapping replacing it with jazz hands in a bid to respect those who get upset or anxious by loud noises.
Journalist Ellen Scott and comedian Andrew Doyle debate whether or not clapping should be banned to be ‘inclusive’ to those who are sensitive to loud sounds.
Ellen Scott on the rationale for banning clapping.
It’s not just people with anxiety, it’s also people who use hearing aids. Clapping can be disruptive to that, people who have sensory processing issues, it can be very distressing and overwhelming to have those loud sudden noises
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