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Old 11-01-2018, 00:47   #1
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Talking Pictures in trouble again for broadcasting words offensive to black people.

Talking Pictures have again been reprimanded by Ofcom for broadcasting words which were in everyday use at the time the material was made, but are not acceptable today:

http://www.a516digital.com/2018/01/m...es-in.html?m=1

The question is, should we still show material that contains dated language, or should we censor it (or bleep out the words)?

It would be interesting to know if it was someone black that was offended, or if someone white was offended on their behalf.

I doubt that they will have done anything on purpose as, on the one occasion that I contacted them about something I found offensive to disabled people on their EPG, they were polite, friendly and amended it immediately.

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Old 11-01-2018, 01:03   #2
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Re: Talking Pictures in trouble again for broadcasting words offensive to black peopl

It's PC gone mad, Richard, if we cannot watch material from the past, which was the norm then, we are losing our freedom to watch/view whatever we like, censorship akin to the banning of the Daily Mail by Virgin trains!
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Re: Talking Pictures in trouble again for broadcasting words offensive to black peopl

So nobody even complained, the stupid morons just took it upon themselves to be "offended".

We live in a world of PC mad hopelessly fragile idiots.

Its a wonder they dont get offended by their own shadows, after all - they are grey/black.
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Re: Talking Pictures in trouble again for broadcasting words offensive to black peopl

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So nobody even complained, the stupid morons just took it upon themselves to be "offended".

We live in a world of PC mad hopelessly fragile idiots.

Its a wonder they dont get offended by their own shadows, after all - they are grey/black.
Spot on!
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Re: Talking Pictures in trouble again for broadcasting words offensive to black peopl

Here we go again PC gone mad it's only offensive to those who try and take offence to it.
I was just reading an article about a company accused of being racist because their advert featured a child wearing a top that said "biggest monkey in the jungle" it's just getting pathetic next what next take offence at coal?
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Re: Talking Pictures in trouble again for broadcasting words offensive to black peopl

This link shows that someone complained that the word 'Sambo' was used;I believe that the previous word was 'Coon'.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom...cast-bulletins

This link explains why black people find these words offensive:

https://ferris.edu/jimcrow/coon/

In my younger days I remember people using the word 'sambo', but not 'coon'. It's telling that these terms have fallen out of use as the man charged with reviewing content before it was broadcast didn't flag them up as potentially offensive because he'd never heard of them!
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It's PC gone mad, Richard, if we cannot watch material from the past, which was the norm then, we are losing our freedom to watch/view whatever we like, censorship akin to the banning of the Daily Mail by Virgin trains!
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So nobody even complained, the stupid morons just took it upon themselves to be "offended".

We live in a world of PC mad hopelessly fragile idiots.

Its a wonder they dont get offended by their own shadows, after all - they are grey/black.
And yet, they don't seem to think that the offensive language used in US films and dramas (lately also material from the BBC) with the F word and worse liberally spread across these shows merits censorship!

The use of swear words probably offends more people than the words Ofcom have picked up on, but they choose to pick on words that offend fewer people!

Crazy situation.
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Re: Talking Pictures in trouble again for broadcasting words offensive to black peopl

Yet South Park and other modern shows use words like this all the time.

Cartmen dresses as a superhero called Coon. Based on a raccoon but you know that show pushes the boundaries of taste.
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Re: Talking Pictures in trouble again for broadcasting words offensive to black peopl

If this >.< offends anyone, then tough luck.
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Re: Talking Pictures in trouble again for broadcasting words offensive to black peopl

What annoys me is the amount of classic old TV series which won't ever get shown on TV ever again because of the PC brigade..
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Re: Talking Pictures in trouble again for broadcasting words offensive to black peopl

There was a case in Scotland a few years ago where a mother refused to send her child to a school which had a wall mural painted in 1936. The mural contained a representation of an item that we all saved jam jars towards in my childhood.
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What annoys me is the amount of classic old TV series which won't ever get shown on TV ever again because of the PC brigade..
Yeah, 'Love thy Neighbour' and 'Curry and Chips', classic sitcoms....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_Thy_Neighbour (the sidespiltting comedy of having a black neighbour)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curry_and_Chips (a blacked up Spike Milligan played an Asian immigrant shop worker who went by the name of Kevin O'Grady !)

However think they mostly don't get repeated because they were crap. (however that hasn't stopped them repeating 'On the buses', which is full of sexist/racist stuff)

Till Death Do Us Part was another dodgy one, but I liked it. People seem to have missed were supposed to be laughing at Alf Garnett's views, not laughing with him.

Guess it depends whether people are genuinely offended, and only they can say that.
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Yeah, 'Love thy Neighbour' and 'Curry and Chips', classic sitcoms....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_Thy_Neighbour (the sidespiltting comedy of having a black neighbour)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curry_and_Chips (a blacked up Spike Milligan played an Asian immigrant shop worker who went by the name of Kevin O'Grady !)

However think they mostly don't get repeated because they were crap. (however that hasn't stopped them repeating 'On the buses', which is full of sexist/racist stuff)

Till Death Do Us Part was another dodgy one, but I liked it. People seem to have missed were supposed to be laughing at Alf Garnett's views, not laughing with him.

Guess it depends whether people are genuinely offended, and only they can say that.
Well I think people need to man up a bit. Whoops - gender sensitive...
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It would be interesting to know if it was someone black that was offended, or if someone white was offended on their behalf.
I think we can be pretty sure it was a white professional PC offence taker.

They're ruining the world and the language.

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