- Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:31 pm
And what about this little snippet, from March 3 2006? Here's an intersting little game - changes references from 'gays' and 'poovery' to, say, 'Jews' and 'kikes'. Really makes for revealing reading.
The BBC homophobic? That's a joke
IF YOU sat down to write a list of what was wrong with modern television, you'd be several pages in before you came to the conclusion: not enough poovery.
Yet that is exactly the accusation being levelled at the BBC by the normally sensible(ish) gay rights group Stonewall.
They attack Jeremy Clarkson and Anne Robinson for making fun of homosexuals.
They even complain about Porridge, a 30-year-old comedy show, for a reference to what they describe as a ' sexually predatory homosexual prison rights group' called Equal Rights For Poofters.
That would be Lukewarm, would it?
Lighten up, chaps.
Every soap has at least one gay storyline. Just about every makeover show has a gay presenter or contestant.
No property programme is complete without a happy, smiling homosexual couple poking around the soft furnishings.
From Graham Norton to Miriam Margolyes, gays and lesbians are prominent on mainstream TV.
Arguably, homosexuals are seriously over-represented on television.
I can only conclude that having won most of the big battles, Stonewall has nothing better to do to justify its existence.
When gay activists are reduced to having a pop at Porridge, they must be desperate.
Still, it's worth it for the following sentence from the report: 'The BBC rarely challenges homophobia and consistently allows its presenters to perpetuate negative attitudes towards lesbians and gay men.' You couldn't make it up.