Well they are and they're not, which is the more interesting thing about it. Are young people too easily offended and do older people better understand nuance? Or are younger people less tolerant of bigotry and older people more likely to hold bigoted views and so be less bothered by them? etc etcThe BBC are going to play an edited version of Fairytale of New York this year as they don't want to offend people.. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-54999375
lots of songs get edited for radio. Im more surprised about R2. The terms used are homophobic and sexist. They are no longer acceptable.The BBC (Radio 1) are going to play an edited version of Fairytale of New York this year as they don't want to offend people.. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-54999375
I wouldn’t have a problem with it used in a gritty drama, a crime novel or an album track. I’m not banning the word but it doesn’t need to be in the radio edit of a Christmas song.see above about context.
Depends who is saying it and how.
and the context.
Folk involved etc.
I don't consider it a sexist term in itself.
Mind you "sexist" is a very over-used term.
thanks for the recommendation - saw it in the schedule but let it pass - been watching loads of their other stuff.There was a good programme on Sky Arts by Irvine Welsh the other night.I think it was called Offended ? Anyway worth a watch if your interested
As for Fairytale of New York it wouldn't be Christmas without hearing that song...whos really offended.Or is it just something for certain people to cry about ?
Well I've been in contexts where it was used without any real offence being taken and I don't flatter myself that my life is a gritty drama, nor am I a criminal or an internationally famous album artiste.I wouldn’t have a problem with it used in a gritty drama, a crime novel or an album track. I’m not banning the word but it doesn’t need to be in the radio edit of a Christmas song.
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