Meaty pork brain balls are homophobic now

That’s the lesson to take from this:

BBC Radio 1 is to air a censored version of the Pogues’ Fairytale of New York that removes the words “faggot”

Of course, Americans might feel differently about this but why are we English worried?

17 thoughts on “Meaty pork brain balls are homophobic now”

  1. And what will we do with all those gritty northern working class dramas that were so loved in the 50s. “Ee mother, ah could murder a faggot!”

  2. See the little faggot with the earring and the makeup
    Yeah buddy that’s his own hair
    That little faggot got his own jet airplane
    That little faggot he’s a millionaire

  3. So Much For Subtlety

    The line is, I guess, “you cheap. lousy, faggot”. Which I would guess does not refer to meat balls.

    This song has a long history of being censored. Ronan Keating lacked the balls, so to speak, to cover the original. He was, if I dare say so, a bit of a faggot over it.

    If faggot is the Gay community’s N word I can’t wait for the BBC to work out what is said in pretty much every rap song ever written.

  4. Mark Knopfler, that verse has long been edited out of Money For Nothing for radio airplay. I was most surprised to hear it included in a Deezer playlist the other day. I can only conclude that it was the original version.

  5. So Much For Subtlety

    So we are missing the important question – is it about Elton John? I mean the hair reference is a dead give-away

  6. unbeknownst to the Pogues the NYPD didn’t have a choir so they couldn’t sing Gallway bay. They did have a pipe band though- so used them in the video.

  7. You tend to get uncensored versions of songs on Spotify. Since subscribing I haven’t listened to the radio at all.

  8. Heretics were burned at the stake atop piles of faggots.

    I wonder if the BBC will censor US films/shows that refer to ‘fanny’… eg ‘He patted her on the fanny.’

    Fanny in the US means backside. When Americans refer to a bugger or little bugger, they mean bug. Over to you BBC.

  9. You tend to get uncensored versions of songs on Spotify. Since subscribing I haven’t listened to the radio at all.

    If you want some music plugging away in the background, you could do a lot worse than Internet radio station based in Montmartre, Paris. Describes itself as ‘éclectique’. Plays all sorts of interesting stuff, little of it French.

  10. I’ve never heard of pigs’ brains being used to make faggots. Heart and liver, usually, sometimes ‘fry’ (balls). And they’re delicious when done properly.

  11. While driving home earlier Placebo’s ‘Nancy Boy’ came on the radio, causing me to wonder how long before its cancelled.

  12. Came in at 10 to 1 on the original audio.
    Transcribed as 18 to 1 by someone who didn’t understand gambling and McGowan’s accent.

  13. @Tim W
    I did wonder

    Herbert Hill Brain
    A traditional butcher from Bristol, started making delicious heart warming family meals in 1925. His classic pork faggot recipe & unique West Country sauce soon became a firm family favourite across the land

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