Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Sluts and Faggots

The words 'slut' and 'faggot' are to be beeped out of a song if played by BBC Radio 1, the song is Fairytale of New York City by the Pogues and Kirsty McColl. The song has been played, especially at this time of year, for years and years but suddenly the BBC thinks that sluts and faggots might be offended.

Now forgive me but you could only take offence if you identified yourself as one or the other. And, if you did identify yourself as a slut or a faggot, I suggest you would be thick skinned enough to not be offended by a song of this nature.

I suspect the reality is that the sluts and faggots at the BBC are the ones offended, apart from those at BBC Radio 2 who will continue to play the full version, they must be broadminded sluts and faggots.

For those who have had a sheltered upbringing slut is slang for a woman of loose morals, and faggot is slang for a homosexual.

In a rapid u-turn BBC Radio 1 last night overturned this decision. Was it because of the general reaction to this nonsense or was it all just a cheap publicity stunt by a failing radio station?

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