Laurence Fox jumped on the Fairytale of New York bandwagon and the Pogues’ comeback was brutal

It’s that time of the year again when a certain group of people get very upset that the BBC removes the homophobic slur from Fairytale of New York by the Pogues and the late, great Kirsty MacColl.

Although it’s not been 100% removed by the BBC because the policy only applies to Radio 1 (if you really want to hear it, they’ll still play the original version on Radio 2).

Anyway, it may not entirely surprise you to learn that actor Laurence Fox has joined in the criticism of the BBC. On Twitter, obviously.

And we’re glad he did because the Pogues – @poguesofficial on Twitter – served up this response and people loved it, they really loved it.

Ooof. And just a few of the things people were saying about it.








And just in case you’re wondering, the term “herrenvolk” was used in Nazi Germany to refer to the so-called “master race”.

To conclude …


Radio 1 will play a version of Fairytale of New York without the homophobic slur – 12 Twitter takes

Source @poguesofficial