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BBC Radio 1 Will Not Play The Original Christmas song of Fairytale Of New York .

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  • George 1978
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    Also, when radio stations play the cover version of that old Brenda Lee song which was the 1987 Comic Relief song with Mel (Smith) and Kim (Wilde), a new edit is played, omitting the Two Little Boys reference for obvious reasons. Not too often of course, but that was the case the Christmas before last.

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  • George 1978
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    Originally posted by beccabear67 View Post
    It's as much a 'snowflake' move to get supposedly outraged about a song not being played. It's a great song, but there are films with artistic merit I expect the Beeb might not find appropriate to air on tv. They were cutting old blackface 'jokes' out of Tom & Jerry cartoons to air them quite awhile ago (the cat would have something explode in his face, which would be black when he turned to the camera and said something in dialect like 'mah oh mah'). I wouldn't say this is any further than that if they've decided against it.
    I think that the big issue with regards to Tom and Jerry cartoons was the fact that they were too violent which sounds absurd considering it was a cartoon.

    Not surprisingly, G Glitter's Rock 'n' Roll Christmas will never be heard on the radio again, not even at Christmas, and neither will Two Little Boys be - not a Christmas song as such but it was a Christmas number one.

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  • Cartimand
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    For the same reason they're not allowed to show re-runs of "It Ain't Half Hot Mum", with its politically incorrect (but hilarious!) humour.

    Shane MacGowan (acts the Oirishman, but is really an angry of Tunbridge Wells) isn't impressed at how his song has been butchered!

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  • beccabear67
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    Well, the BBC is for everyone, at very least everyone who pays into it one way or another, and it's generally a good thing where minority sensitivities are being considered at all. There could be some gay person thinking 'I pay into this to hear a term like that'? And it's not cigarettes or small bits of kindling how it's used, or being happy.

    It's as much a 'snowflake' move to get supposedly outraged about a song not being played. It's a great song, but there are films with artistic merit I expect the Beeb might not find appropriate to air on tv. They were cutting old blackface 'jokes' out of Tom & Jerry cartoons to air them quite awhile ago (the cat would have something explode in his face, which would be black when he turned to the camera and said something in dialect like 'mah oh mah'). I wouldn't say this is any further than that if they've decided against it.

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  • George 1978
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    Look at how many old songs contain the word "gay" in the lyrics such as "Twisting the Night Away" ("where the people are so gay"), and "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" ("why do birds sing so gay?") - are we going to ban those songs in the same way? Of course, they were made in the 1950s when the word had a different meaning, and things have changed since then - it is a double meaning word which has taken on a different meaning in the last 50 years.

    I never liked Mr Brain's Faggots because of the taste of them, not because of the name - the same as Wotsits when they referred to their snack as cheesy puffs. Just because they have similar words used, I don't think that there is any real need to ban them - the same with the Pogues' song.

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  • Semi42
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    Think radio 1 will play the unedited version but only after something like 9 pm

    jeez

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  • George 1978
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    If you want to listen to it, Heart Xmas plays it on my DAB radio, so if you keep listening you will eventually get to hear it.

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  • BBC Radio 1 Will Not Play The Original Christmas song of Fairytale Of New York .

    Anyone Seen This . i mean for crying out loud , theres just to many snowflakes out there nowadays.


    what are your views opinions on this ?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-54999375
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