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Thursday, November 08, 2012

Nanny Bans Gay

I was gemused to read that Nanny's chums in Channel 4 managed to tie themselves in knots the other day, whilst trying to work out if they should be pc or unoffensive.

The result being that they were too pc and ended up offending a section of our community.

What did Nanny's chums in Channel 4 do?

They banned the word "gay" from a lunchtime episode of the Simpsons, because they deemed that it was not suitable for a daytime audience.

The Telegraph reports that line was cut from a 1994 episode called "Homer Loves Flanders" which aired just before 1pm last Sunday.

In the episode Homer Simpson goes to an American football match with his God-fearing neighbour Ned Flanders but is initially embarrassed to be seen with him.

The pair bond and Homer yells: "I want everyone to know that this is Ned Flanders ... my friend!"

His workmates Lenny and Carl overhear him and Lenny says: "What d'he say?"

Originally Carl replies: "I dunno. Somethin' about being gay."

Channel 4 claim that the cut was made by an overly cautious compliance checker.

As far as I am aware "gay" can refer to something/someone being cheerful, or a person who is homosexual or a thing/event that is deemed to be rubbish.

As with any word or phrase, context is the key to determining whether that word or phrase is intended to be offensive.

It is clear that in this case the word was not used in an offensive manner, yet Channel 4 by censoring it managed to give the impression that being gay is offensive/wrong.

Beware the power of censors who impose their own views of morality on the rest of us!

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1 comment:

  1. I feel we need a few directors/producers with balls, that should stand up to these idiots and say;
    "You either show my work as I intended it to be seen, or you don't show it at all."

    I am sick and tired of people dictating what I can and can't see or hear. I was sick and tired when Mrs Whitehouse and her chums did it in the 1960s and I'm still sick and tired of it today.
    Again, it takes a special kind of person to want to watch all these offensive(sic) films etc and then stop every other person from watching them too. In my world, I decide what I think is suitable for me and if I decide it is unsuitable, I turn it off: I don't need some twat to decide for me!