f*ggot Radio Returns

(Reuters) A boss at BBC Radio reversed on Tuesday a decision to cut the word "f*ggot" from a Christmas hit after the mother of the singer branded the move "ridiculous."

In "Fairytale of New York," released 20 years ago by the Irish band the Pogues and the late Kirsty MacColl, she sings "You scumbag, you maggot/You cheap lousy f*ggot."

BBC bosses decided to edit the word "f*ggot" each time the song was played because it was offensive to some of their audience. But they backed down after MacColl's mother and hundreds of fans complained.
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