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The Pogues Fairytale of New York to Be Censored by BBC Bosses

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A Christmas hit released back in the 1980s is apparently now deemed as being offensive by some people, because it has the words "f@gg0t" and "$lut" in it. I am very much all for equality but I think this is going too far and just getting offended for the sake of it. I am female, and the "$lut" part doesn't at all offend me and I have never even thought about it, and I have seen comments from gay people who say that they aren't at all offended by the usage of the word "f@gg0t" in the song.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/bbc-bosses-tweak-lyrics-pogues-23033405?fbclid=IwAR0aNlnjsMjHys8luV9Kn23ootI_-kxJiVXnqMd_jCpWs12Q5Q3qJrzYy-I&utm_campaign=mirror_main&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com

RegularComper90
10 days ago
What do you think of this?
blacklabrador
blacklabrador10 days ago

I read somewhere that the meaning of f@gg0t in this instance is Irish/Scouse dialect for a lazy person.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc10 days ago

The word fag/faggot has a different meaning in U.K. than it does in U.S./Canada.

In U.K., a *** is a cigarette, while ****** is some part of pork meat.

I'll never forget that because I bought ****** meat (it was from Farmfoods) to try out and it tasted awful. lol

Anyway, BBC is BBC. There's a lot of people who still think they're trustworthy.

Edit: The words were censored even though it's not a U.S. website. lmao

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sunny101
sunny10110 days ago

🀣

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Lynibis
Lynibis10 days ago

When my kids were young we had Brains faggots with mash and peas for dinner sometimes, they didn't like them!

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sunny101
sunny10110 days ago

How dare they mess with my favourite Christmas song - it's the only one that everyone wants to get involved in.......they should be reminded of their stand on the 'Last night of the Proms' debacle. They are becoming so PC they are leaving the rest of us mere mortals behind, head scratching.

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blacklabrador
blacklabrador10 days ago

I'm hoping the publicity will push it up the charts, they may get to be a Christmas Number One all these years later.

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heatherduthie
heatherduthie10 days ago

blacklabrador I’m with you it’s my favorite Christmas song πŸ˜‚

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sunny101
sunny10110 days ago

blacklabrador It's the only one that all-aged adults really get their teeth into. πŸ˜‚ I can't be blasting the family's eardrums with my high pitched version of Mariah Carey. πŸ™„ 🀭

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig10 days ago

I can't stand the song! I turn the radio over whenever it comes on anyway. I thought I might grow to like it with age, but year when I try to listen to it I get about 20 seconds in and have to turn off. Didn't even know those words were in the song.

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sunny101
sunny10110 days ago

MrsCraig That's what makes conversation so interesting. πŸ˜† My next confession will be booed. I can't stand 'Do they know it's Christmas?'

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RegularComper90
RegularComper90
Original Poster
10 days ago

Agreed. It's a brilliant song. Leave it alone. 🎢

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig10 days ago

sunny101 I can't stand it either!

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Lynibis
Lynibis9 days ago

sunny101 I don't like it either. I sometimes wonder why I don't like a lot of songs that others love and I can only surmise that they remind me of living through bad times.

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TheChimp
TheChimp10 days ago

The BBC is not fit for purpose and should be made a subscription service immediately.

We'd soon see how many subscribers that they would get and I don't think the BBC would survive, which would be a good thing imo.

This latest nonsense is unbelievable

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RegularComper90
RegularComper90
Original Poster
10 days ago

Agreed. The TV license is very outdated and I see absolutely no benefits to it.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap9 days ago

I agree but dont see anyone subscribing

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k4ren2006
k4ren20069 days ago

Absolutely. I'm sick of paying them only to be told what I can and can't listen to. Rather have the choice whether I should pay their stealth tax

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Lynibis
Lynibis10 days ago

Hi RegularComper90 just to let you know I posted this topic 5 hours ago but for some reason there are some tech problems and it didn't go live even though I got the points. I will add the link and please know that if yours (or mine) gets deleted it is nothing to do with me lol. An explanation is given on tumblespots topic about postings going astray.

https://www.latestdeals.co.uk/chat/bbc-big-brother-corporation

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RegularComper90
RegularComper90
Original Poster
10 days ago

My apologies, and I hope the tech problems get sorted out soon. I shall keep you updated as to what happens with this topic.

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Lynibis
Lynibis10 days ago

RegularComper90 no need for apologies, just shows we're both on same wavelength lol

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RegularComper90
RegularComper90
Original Poster
10 days ago

Lynibis Great minds think alike, as they say. πŸ™‚

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly2510 days ago

Apparently it is only Radio 1 that are censoring certain words in the song as they have a young and β€˜sensitive’ audience! For any oldies that listen to Radio 2, the song will remain intact.

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Lynibis
Lynibis10 days ago

Blimey I would have thought other way round. Every group of teens I pass are effing and blinding away, obviously not that sensitive. Desensitized I would say!

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RegularComper90
RegularComper90
Original Poster
10 days ago

Far too many sensitive people about.

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Sarahvwomble
Sarahvwomble10 days ago

Mmm **** is fairly mainstream word and ****** as some people say it's food, a neighbor of ours in the 1960s would call her daughter a silly ******....

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Sarahvwomble
Sarahvwomble10 days ago

Gosh I wrote the words and LD has altered them to stars ? Never thought of those as swearing!

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sunny101
sunny10110 days ago

🀣 I wrote sn@tch recently and it was censored. It's good to laugh!

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap9 days ago

I read this and made my laugh why is it suddenly offensive now

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Getsome
Getsome9 days ago

Not just BBBC stations. Im listening to metro radio ( part of hits radio network) and this morning they played the song and have changed the lyrics

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tumblespots
tumblespots9 days ago

It has been censored in previous years too - it's really annoying. They do it to lots of films too. It's a real bug bear of mine.

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry9 days ago

Unfortunately I have other reasons why I do not like listening to the song, due to the unfortunate death of Kirsty MacColl.

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