Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Political Correctness 1, Faggot 0

The Kirsty McColl/Pogues song which seems to be playing in every shopping centre in the UK on constant loop at the moment has had the word "faggot" bleeped out on the BBC.

The Daily Mail, predictably, has forecast this as a sign of the imminent end of the world. Equally, Chris Moyles, who led a campaign to get the song to reach #1 in the charts is also furious. Moyles is well known for his tolerant views on homosexuality and has many gay friends (not).

He's so beautiful. I wish he was gay.



"It's political correctness gone mad"

Maybe it it. Still, I'm betting there are a few 10 year olds out there who might get called "faggot" in the playground just a little bit less than they used to. Who knows, they might grow up into better adjusted human beings as a result.

And basically, anything that upsets the Daily Mail and Chris Moyles is something I'm all for.

Personally, I'd ban the song altogether. It's irritating and I hate Christmas pop songs. Bring back carols - they're a lot more calming.

1 comment:

ukjarry said...

As last week I was posting cartoons and sketches which tried to analyse how "faggot" and "gay" have been used for different comic reasons and effect over the last 40 years:

http://ukjarry.blogspot.com/

you may find them interesting. Or not.