BBC Eliminates Horribly Offensive Four-Letter Word from Broadcast
May 27, 2014 - 7:14 am
The word is so offensive it gives Auntie Beeb a case of the shivers.
Its last political correctness row was over the use of the N-word.
Now, the BBC is once again under fire. Only this time, the dispute involves a rather less offensive term … girl.
The corporation was accused of censorship after cutting the ‘G-word’ from a documentary on the Commonwealth Games.
During the programme, presenter Mark Beaumont, 31, was flung to the ground by a young judo champion, and joked: ‘I am not sure I can live that down – being beaten by a 19-year-old-girl.’
His remarks were aired in full when the documentary, called The Queen’s Baton Relay, was first broadcast on the BBC News Channel in April.
But fearing viewers might take offence, the corporation decided to edit out the word ‘girl’ when it was repeated last week.
The Beeb is the same network that fires any female presenter who lives past the age of 50 — and which let Jimmy Saville get away with horrific crimes against children for decades.