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Bloody stupid and totally OTT. The song was 'The Sun has Got His Hat On'. I doubt anyone (including the BBC Music Library) knew it contained the word 'Nigger'.



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chinchin wrote:Bloody stupid and totally OTT. The song was 'The Sun has Got His Hat On'. I doubt anyone (including the BBC Music Library) knew it contained the word 'Nigger'.



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So any DJ that plays this is in for the sack?



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fucking ridiculous . once again people being offended for others that probably couldn't give a flying fuck :roll:

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Ridiculous, although to be fair they did offer him his job back. Shouldn't have needed to come to that though. How is anyone supposed to know the words on every record. I don't suppose they had a 'radio edit' of records in 1932 and even if they did I doubt they'd have removed the word nigger anyway.



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I'm not really into tin-foil hat theories about cultural-marxists ruling the western countries but having said that this collective national self-loathing which seems to be the agenda in every Western-European country can not be a co-incidence.



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Suursuo wrote:I'm not really into tin-foil hat theories about cultural-marxists ruling the western countries but having said that this collective national self-loathing which seems to be the agenda in every Western-European country can not be a co-incidence.


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chinchin wrote:Bloody stupid and totally OTT. The song was 'The Sun has Got His Hat On'. I doubt anyone (including the BBC Music Library) knew it contained the word 'Nigger'.


Agree, it's bloody stupid and ridiculous IMO. Though I can see why Nigger can be offensive, I remember that It's 1 line in a funny song recorded at a time when attitudes were different, and I dont see how anyone can be offended by it, either then or now. Anyway it was played on a show likely to appeal to fans of 30's and 40's music. Shame on the idiot who complained :stomp:
He should have played 'The Laughing Coon' just to piss the BBC off :)
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grimtales1 wrote:Soon we won't see the Funky Gibbon song anymore because of the ooo ooo ooo parts :groan:


The Goodies would never use the word 'nigger' though







(they use 'great big black coon') :thumb:


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chinchin wrote:Bloody stupid and totally OTT. The song was 'The Sun has Got His Hat On'. I doubt anyone (including the BBC Music Library) knew it contained the word 'Nigger'.


Agree, it's bloody stupid and ridiculous IMO.Though I can see why Nigger can be offensive , I remember that It's 1 line in a funny song recorded at a time when attitudes were different, and I dont see how anyone can be offended by it, either then or now. Anyway it was played on a show likely to appeal to fans of 30's and 40's music. Shame on the idiot who complained :stomp:
He should have played 'The Laughing Coon' just to piss the BBC off :)
Soon we won't see the Funky Gibbon song anymore because of the ooo ooo ooo parts :groan:

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Bit of double standards , d j sack for the word nigger , but as a DJ it's ok for him to play rap songs with the word nigger , song by black artist , why not ban all these famous black Rap artist from tv ,concerts and the radio that use the word nigger ,



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Market wrote:Bit of double standards , d j sack for the word nigger , but as a DJ it's ok for him to play rap songs with the word nigger , song by black artist , why not ban all these famous black Rap artist from tv ,concerts and the radio that use the word nigger ,


Last time I heard it, The Sun Has Got His Hat On was not a rap song.

Though now I could believe a re-release might be on the cards. :hyenas:

Although later versions of the song dropped the word, the original lyrics featured the line: "He's been tanning niggers out in Timbuktu, now he's coming back to do the same to you."



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The word was broadcast during the Dads Army Episode "Keep Young and Beautiful" so maybe the whole cast should fall on their swords.

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Can somebody sack Cadbury's for their Egg & Spoon racist tasty treat.

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There are lots of examples that could be cited in respect of "the N word" (sometimes played by the British bullshitting corp).That just goes to show the hypocrisy within the establishment that is supposed to represent balanced, unbiased & impartial reporting & neutrality across all aspects but fail continually depending on whose on the receiving end. :roll:
Too many words today are deemed to offend others, (not that I know but, I'm told) 50 years ago life was a lot less complicated, they were taught stick & stones etc, I do not condone attacking any other person with words that offend them (because of skin pigmentation).

I feel its no longer possible to just speak freely because one first has to analyse if any words may offend (that's half the reason this site is growing on me :D ).
Great Britain used to be known as the backbone of europe which is quite ironic considering how spineless our 'leaders' have been over the past 30 years when it comes to standing up to people whining.



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crumbs wrote:People should be allowed to say anything they want to. People, on the whole, are generally good. Society would police itself and those who live in the cesspit of society would be shunned naturally.

I fucking hate political correctness. People need to have the balls to lay their cards on the table. Everyone has a prejudice and people would actually get along better with each other if they understood each others plus and minus points.



Anything?

Should people be allowed to incite violence,for example calling for the mass murder of one group of people? What about slander, lible, etc

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crumbs wrote:People should be allowed to say anything they want to. People, on the whole, are generally good. Society would police itself and those who live in the cesspit of society would be shunned naturally.

I fucking hate political correctness. People need to have the balls to lay their cards on the table. Everyone has a prejudice and people would actually get along better with each other if they understood each others plus and minus points.



Anything?

Should people be allowed to incite violence,for example calling for the mass murder of one group of people? What about slander, lible, etc


I would argue that it's much better to have people shouting their mouth off for all to hear than be afraid to speak out in public. All that gagging people does is drive them underground. I'd rather know who and where the nutters are and what their real agenda is. Rather than a sanitised version for the public and the real agenda underground.........see the BNP for an example.



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crumbs wrote:People should be allowed to say anything they want to. People, on the whole, are generally good. Society would police itself and those who live in the cesspit of society would be shunned naturally.

I fucking hate political correctness. People need to have the balls to lay their cards on the table. Everyone has a prejudice and people would actually get along better with each other if they understood each others plus and minus points.


I would argue that it's much better to have people shouting their mouth off for all to hear than be afraid to speak out in public. All that gagging people does is drive them underground.


Doesn't always work though, and if this were the case Brand would still have a job at the BBC.

Best remove some stuff from the idiot pool, society doesn't always remove the detritus by itself.

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Resonance wrote:
smeggypants wrote:
crumbs wrote:People should be allowed to say anything they want to. People, on the whole, are generally good. Society would police itself and those who live in the cesspit of society would be shunned naturally.

I fucking hate political correctness. People need to have the balls to lay their cards on the table. Everyone has a prejudice and people would actually get along better with each other if they understood each others plus and minus points.



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I would argue that it's much better to have people shouting their mouth off for all to hear than be afraid to speak out in public. All that gagging people does is drive them underground. I'd rather know who and where the nutters are and what their real agenda is. Rather than a sanitised version for the public and the real agenda underground.........see the BNP for an example.


The problem is that can mean actual violence if someone influential starts calling for group X to be killed and the pitchfork chavs start hinting people down.

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