TORONTO, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The Canadian province of Ontario's motor vehicle licensing department has rejected a vanity plate request for "KickButt" as too sexual.
Rick Evans, 49, operates two Survivor Boot camp fitness franchises north of Toronto and wanted the plate to complement his company-branded Jeep, the Toronto Sun reported.
Working online, he originally wanted ButtKick," but that wasn't available, he said. However, "KickButt" was available, so he ordered it and paid $235.
Recently, he received a letter from the Ministry of Transportation, saying its 10-member review board had rejected it for three reasons: sexual subject matter, abusive or derogatory and violence/criminal activity.
"The government of Ontario must avoid giving the impression that it is prepared to offend some people at the request of others," the letter said.
Evans said he was taken aback, as the term "kick butt" is widely used by sportscasters and is common in television shows and movies.
"This is political correctness gone too far," Evans told the Sun. "They're telling us what to do and what to think all the time, and it's getting out of control."