Peter Hitchens: The BBC has no right to meddle in this crude cheap way with Charles Dickens's 'Christmas Carol': "The BBC plans to rewrite Charles Dickens tonight, complete with the f-word and a scene showing a character urinating on a grave. It has no right to do so."David: No doubt done deliberately to get media backlash & increase audience figures.Peter Hitchens: I’m not sure this is true about the ‘backlash’. Though yes, it is about numbers. The BBC genuinely think the ‘Peaky Blinders’ appproach to the past is a good one. This mad incomprehensible rubbish gets good ratings.
BBC One: We are thrilled to announce that Stormzy will be bringing Christmas Day to a close this year on BBC One, telling the story of the first ever Christmas with a reading from Luke’s Gospel. On Christmas Night.Allison Pearson: This is the man who just said the UK is “100% racist”. And he’s allowed to read the CHRISTMAS STORY on the BBC funded by the licence payer. The very people who are 100% racist? A new low for public broadcasting. #bbc
Iain Dale: Somewhat appalled by the idiots piling in on Owen Jones for no apparent reason other than he is Owen Jones. Grow the f**k up, He has as much right to a voice as anyone. #whycantwealljustgetalong. #ItsChristmasFFS. #SolidarityWithOwenJones.Andrew Neil: Agreed. Even though he has run a campaign to shut me down.Laurence Fox: Owen Jones has sought to divide people at every opportunity. I am enormously encouraged that his narrative has been so roundly rejected by the electorate. Do I feel that mocking him furthers the cause of reason? Not really, but you live in the sun and you die in the sun. X
Dr Paul Stott: If there's one thing the British are rubbish at, it's racism. After Stormzy's dad did a runner, our welfare state helped bring him up. It may not have been perfect, but it was better than what was on offer in Ghana. As a celebrity, we invite him to our schools, where he tells the next generation our society is 100% racist. Our national broadcaster (presumably funded by 100% racists) gives him a platform on the most important day of the year. Although he does not realise it, half the world would swap places with Stormzy in a shot, if they could. If there's one thing we need to hear from this young man in 2020, it is surely thank you Great Britain.
Michael Swadling: Are they finally starting to get it? “THE BBC is looking at restricting its journalists use of Twitter, following the waves of online criticism...It comes as Channel 4 reportedly have told non-political staff not to tweet about current affairs”.Suzanne Evans: Ludicrous idea. Twitter is now my primary source for news and I want to read what journalists are reporting here. Shoving them off social media isn’t the answer - reinforcing principles of objectivity, factual reporting and ensuring sources are checked, is.
Bruce Lawson: BBC Editorial meeting: “So who are we going to get to close Christmas Day by reading from the Bible? How about a misogynist, homophobic millionaire who thinks our country is 100% racist and shouts “f*ck Boris, f*ck the government” at every opportunity? Yes, that’ll do nicely.”
Stormzy is useful to the BBC as a mouthpiece for their PC doctrine, but one step removed from their own words. A quick search reveals the following:ReplyDelete
He was a Grime act at MPBO awards in 2014 and 2015.
He was the BBC's 'artist to look out for' in 2015.
He endorsed Jeremy Corbyn in 2016. In an interview with the newspaper The Guardian, he spoke of his admiration for Corbyn's activism.
At the Brit awards of 2018 he called out Theresa May for her inaction over Grenfell Tower.
Wearing a stab-vest designed by Banksy, he encouraged the audience at the 2019 Glastonbury Festival to join him in chanting "F*ck the Government and f*ck Boris".
In November 2017, it was revealed that Stormzy had posted a series of messages on Twitter in 2011 that were deemed to be homophobic. These included a tweet where he referred to a gay character on the soap opera EastEnders as a "fucking fag". He also asked another user who was discussing using hair straighteners if they were a "fag" and urged his followers to "put on BBC1 this little black boy is a fucking fag". He later posted a series of tweets, stating:
“I said some foul and offensive things whilst tweeting years ago at a time when I was young and proudly ignorant. Very hurtful and discriminative views that I've unlearned as I've grown up and become a man. The comments I made were unacceptable and disgusting, full stop. Comments that I regret and to everyone I've offended, I am sorry, these are attitudes I've left in the past... I take responsibility for my mistakes and hope you can understand that my younger self doesn't reflect who I am today. Again, I'm sorry to everyone I've offended. To the LGBQT community and my supporters and friends, my deepest apologies".
It is not clear whether Stormzy is a Christian. He refers to 'God' in the way the BBC likes - because it's a vague term. I don't know how any of the above qualifies him to make the Christmas Night reading.
The BBC like him because he is the acceptable face of Black inner city gang culture as far as they are concerned. It's sanitised version with a bit of religiosity slapped on top like a sickly garnish.ReplyDelete
He is being indulged not only by the BBC but was reported to be in a primary school indoctrinating youngsters with political prejudice including telling them that Boris Johnson is a bad bad man. How is this even allowed to happen in a school?ReplyDelete
And it doesn't stop there as in public performances he is given to foul mouthed abuse of a four-letter kind, again naming Boris Johnson.
Given our wonderful hate-incitement, hate speech, hate incident and harassment laws, not to mention racist smears - it's racist if anyone perceives it to be - why has PC Plod not been on the case in this particular case? Any Answers BBC, as to why this foul bigot and race hate monger is given such privilege on the public broadcast medium?
Yes, as shown in the comments above he ticks *all* the BBC boxes.Delete