Ok slightly exaggerated, they altered the lyrics of the Pogues Fairy-tale of New York, on the basis that the word faggot was an abusive term for gays. I truly am pissed of with political correctness in country. OK the BBC backed down. Eventually when a substantial number of listeners complained.
The section that BBC Radio 1 found offensive was:
You scumbag, you maggot You cheap lousy faggot
Happy Christmas you arse I pray God its our last
Which is strange, I would have thought they would’ve been more offended by the Arse reference. I know a few people that are Arses, and they all get offended when I tell them that they are!!
However, professional arse-bandit Peter Tatchell said Radio 1’s original actions were right. “The word faggot is being sung as an insult, alongside scumbag and maggot. In this abusive context it is unacceptable,” he said.
Ohh well, I still bemoan the tragic hijacking of the word ‘gay’ in the English language. Gone are the days when it (rather sweetly) meant ‘raging homosexual’, now to most people it now just means ‘a bit shit’!