Pogues' 'Fairytale of New York' Censored by BBC this Christmas for 'Offensive' Lyrics

Pogues' 'Fairytale of New York' Censored by BBC this Christmas for 'Offensive' Lyrics


Christmas mainstay Fairytale of New York will be censored by the BBC this year because it fears sensitive listeners will be offended by some of the lyrics.

The publicly-funded broadcaster’s Radio 1 station — but not Radio 2 — will replace the word “faggot” as sung by the late Kirsty MacColl with the word haggard, while Pogues’ frontman Shane MacGowan’s use of the word “slut” will be muted outright.

Radio 1 fears “young listeners [are] particularly sensitive to derogatory terms for gender and sexuality”, according to BBC News report on the song’s censorship.

Radio 6 Music, meanwhile, is shifting the burden of decision onto individual DJs in determining which version of the song to use.

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The politically correct move earned the derision of actor and “anti-SJW” lodestar Larence Fox, who commented on social media that the the “cultural commissars at the [BBC] are telling you what is and isn’t appropriate for

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