BBC - Christmas song edit - PC madness?
Wed Dec 19 08:39:22 EST 2007
Roger Kirk wrote:
>> Apparently, BBC's Radio 1 program has cut out the word "faggot" from
>> the song "Fairytale of New York," by the Irish band The Pogues and
>> singer Kirsty MacColl.
> PC Madness?
> Per Jerry Doyle, on last night's how, in a recent TV airing of the
> movie "Midway", the word "G**k" was overdubbed with the word "Goober"
> Ten years ago, on a New York TV station, late at night, a Peter
> Sellers' Pink Panther movie had a sound effect (farting) removed from
> one scene. (Imagine how humorless the campfire scene from Blazing
> Saddles would be.)
The simple solutions for airing the song is to change the name of the
singing group from sounding like a bunch of white guys to something that
sounds like a group of inner city rappers. They seem to be able to say
pretty much whatever they want over the air, especially if it condones
violence or rape.
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