Radio 1 will play a version of Fairytale of New York without the homophobic slur – 12 Twitter takes
We already found an acceptable solution to that line in Fairytale of New York. https://t.co/fthk0Odmpd
— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) November 19, 2020
Fairytale of New York is a great song. The slur is no longer acceptable. They're playing it without the slur so it can continue to be enjoyed. It's not that deep.
— Claudia Boleyn BA 🌹Socialist🌹🇮🇳+🏴 (@ClaudiaBoleyn) November 19, 2020
Brave of Laurence Fox to sing the full unexpurgated 'Fairytale of New York' in a soft play centre while not wearing a mask
— James (@zemblamatic) November 19, 2020
that's this week's culture war sorted https://t.co/kSDs9KOD70
— (@PerthshireMags) November 19, 2020
I hope her alternate lyrics were suitably festive. You cheap lousy cunt would sound fab sung by kirsty macoll.
— Mark Somers (@MarkSomers) November 19, 2020
about time. ‘you’ve taped over Taggart’ is a much better option if it’s available x https://t.co/wcq037FcS1
— Michael Chakraverty (@mschakraverty) November 19, 2020
I'm really not sure we should be lifting virus restrictions for three days of debate about Fairytale of New York. Or have i misunderstood?
— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) November 19, 2020
This is all I’m gonna say on it for the whole year: the word itself being in Fairytale Of New York doesn’t bother or offend me, but straight people being so angry & outraged at its removal and literally fighting and arguing for the right to sing it bothers me deeply
— Pete Burns’ Confiscated Coat (@harrisonjbrock) November 19, 2020
Since all sorts of days have their own special name …
Is it any wonder we get so many men asking "when is International Men's Day?" when every year it's so comprehensively overshadowed by International Insist That, If Anything, "Fairytale of New York" Isn't Homophobic *Enough* Day
— TheIainDuncanSmiths (@TheIDSmiths) November 19, 2020
Never mind ‘World Service’ – it seems as though the BBC might be running a Lip Service.
“We’ve decided not to play Fairytale of New York out of respect for LGBT people, in other news the Govt have axed funding for anti LGBT Bullying programs in school.”
— Bethany Black twitch.tv/beffernieblack (@BeffernieBlack) November 19, 2020