The world is full of people being outraged on behalf of other people…they really need to get over themselves.
BBC Radio 4’s flagship Today programme breached the broadcasting code when it aired an offensive word describing people with learning difficulties, watchdog Ofcom has ruled.
Crime writer Lynda La Plante made the remark after she was asked to discuss her induction into the Forensic Science Society.
The Telegraph has been gay about it too refusing to print the word ‘retard’…what a bunch of mongs.
The Prime Suspect creator said that she wanting to deny ”a headline that apparently I call people at the BBC ‘r——‘.”
The presenter Sarah Montague thought that La Plante, also responsible for crime drama The Commander, and Trial And Retribution, wanted to deny her use of the word.
Instead, the author went on to say: ”You do not send a script, full script, anywhere, you learn how to do a treatment, because you don’t know if there’s a r—– at the end of that envelope reading it’. Suddenly I’ve called everybody at the BBC a ‘r—–‘.”
The BBC said that the presenter naturally assumed that La Plante was denying using an offensive term when she raised the question of the reported quote.
It added that when it became apparent that the clarification was ”considerably less significant”, the interviewer swiftly changed the subject, saying: ”Moving on from that use of language”.
The BBC apologised for any offence caused and acknowledged that ideally, La Plante would have been explicitly challenged on her use of the word during the live interview.