BBC apologises for Radio 4 F-word slip

August 22nd, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

London, Aug 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) BBC has issued an apology for the use of a 4 F-word on Radio 4’s newspaper review program. Comedian Mike McShane was on the radio show yesterday and during the live airing, he used the F-word which offended several listeners.

During a contribution, McShane said that, “The thing about race in America is that black folks have always known more about white folks than white folks have known about black folks because black folks were cleaning their f****** houses.”

Shortly after making the comment, McShane realized what he has done and issued an apology. The host of the program, Paddy O’ Connell also agreed with the comedian on the apology.

On Monday, BBC officially apologized for the incident. A spokesperson of the network expressed the apology when he said that, “In a live broadcast on BH American comedian Mike McShane let slip a swear word. He immediately apologised, as did presenter Paddy O’ Connell. We apologise for any offence caused.”

McShane is not new to the British audience. He is a regular guest on the show, Who’s Line Is It Anyway. He has been severely criticized for the comment which was made just before 10am on Sunday.

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