*Update: This poll is now closed, check out the results here! "It's an offensive pile of downmarket chav bilge. ‘You’re a slut on junk, you scumbag, cheap lousy f****t’ – is this what we want our kids singing in the back of the car? Last December, the Irish songwriter issued a statement explaining that the use of the f-word in the song was never intended to be homophobic. It’s an offensive pile of downmarket chav bilge. Read More: "Fairytale of New York" is not just a Christmas song, but also an immigrant ballad. "I think Christmas songs should be about excited children, toys, Christmas trees, snowy streets, ski lodges, reindeer, wrapping paper, Santa, family, peace on earth and love. Fairytale of New York has sold close to 1.5 million copies to date and is often voted one of the top Christmas songs. We have a strict music policy that we expect to be followed.". Fairytale Of New York, What’s Christmas without another debate about ‘Fairytale of New York’ by the Pogues? The Irish Post delivers all the latest Irish news to our online audience around the globe. Banned, All rights reserved. The Independent reports that Dyke said in a now-deleted tweet: “Radio, let’s ban ‘Fairytale of New York’ this Christmas! Our Irish Mirror Sports page - which brings you all your Irish and UK sports news - can be found here. 'I just find The Pogues' Fairytale Of New York a nasty, nasty song', Get all the very latest news in Ireland straight to your email every single day. A MAN is calling for the word “faggot” to be banned from the world famous Christmas hit Fairytale of New York after claiming it’s offensive to gay people. We have a strict music policy that we expect to be followed.”, Read More: The making of Irish Christmas song "Fairytale of New York", Of course, this isn’t the first time the song has come under fire. The Irish Mirror Twitter account is @IrishMirror while our sports account is @MirrorSportIE. "The word was used by the character because it fitted with the way she would speak and with her character," he said.

He added that by not playing the song, he was "making a stand for the good of the people". We can do better!”, Later on his radio show, Dyke said that he would no longer be playing the song: “I hope I’m not going to ruin your Christmas, but I’ve decided that I am no longer comfortable with playing ‘Fairytale of New York’ by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl.”, “I think Christmas songs should be about excited children, toys, Christmas trees, snowy streets, ski lodges, reindeer, wrapping paper, Santa, family, peace on earth and love,” the DJ added. Share this article: A BBC radio DJ is refusing to play The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl’s Fairytale of New York after telling the listeners he is “no longer comfortable” playing the festive favourite. That will forever be a classic, he will be forgotten in days.". You can also check out our Irish Mirror GAA sports page. She is not supposed to be a nice person, or even a wholesome person.

We can do better!". "I think it should be banned, I really do, so I won't be playing this record on the radio of this Christmas.". Last year, Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan was forced to issue a statement that read responding to backlash over the song’s inclusion of the word “faggot.”. There is no ban. © Copyright 2020 Irish Studio LLC All rights reserved. Developed by Square1, Two Irish presenters among BBC's top ten highest paid earners, Eamonn Holmes questions Irish national anthem's use of word 'slave' during row about Rule Britannia lyrics, Viewers are having to use subtitles to understand the Irish accents on 'Normal People', Jurgen Klopp pens emotional letter to Irish Liverpool fan after learning of brother's sad death, Halloween ideas: Fun things to do with the kids this year during the Covid-19 pandemic, WATCH: Dog wearing a face mask spotted in Dublin, Today marks 130 years since the birth of Michael Collins, Irish teenager previously injured in vicious acid attack wins US college soccer scholarship.
What are the most beautiful buildings in Ireland? © Copyright 2020 Irish Studio LLC All rights reserved. She is a woman of a certain generation at a certain time in history and she is down on her luck and desperate. BBC Radio Solent DJ Alex Dyke says "Fairytale of New York" is "downmarket chav bilge" and that he won't play it on his show.

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