RTÉ have confirmed that the popular Christmas song Fairytale of New York by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl will continue to be played uncensored.
According Irish Central, chiefs at the national broadcaster confirmed that the song won’t be censored despite a debate on social media.
It is understood the debate arose after RTÉ 2FM DJ Eoghan McDermott, raised questions about the song’s lyrics on twitter earlier today.
McDermott apparently said the word fagott should be removed from the song after he asked to gay colleagues about how they felt about the lyrics.
However following a debate on social media, RTÉ said they currently have no plans to censor the song which has been repeatedly voted one of the greatest Christmas songs of all time.
Although McDermott had called for a censorshop on the song, he agreed that it shouldn’t be banned.
This debate rolls around again. I asked the two gay members of my team how they feel, since faggot is their N word. If people want to slur the gay community, this is their most powerful weapon. One favours censoring, the other outright not playing it. Neither like it. Simples. https://t.co/vNaPByZJ7J
— Eoghan McDermott (@eoghanmcdermo) December 4, 2018
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