Nigel Owens Has His Say On The Controversial Fairytale Of New York Debate
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Let’s be honest. Nothing says it’s Christmas in Ireland quite like hearing Fairytale of New York by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl on the radio.
It’s the most iconic festive song of all-time and will continue to be played countless times throughout the month as we build up to Christmas. But it’s gotten a bit of stick recently and sparked a huge debate.
The song famously features the line “you scumbag, you maggot – you cheap, lousy faggot” and seeing as we’re now living in a world where everything has to be censored – some people want the word “faggot” bleeped out because of its offensive nature towards homosexuals.
— The Tonight Show (@TonightVMT) December 6, 2018
Referee Nigel Owens is an openly gay man however, and he has no issue with the song. In fact he thinks the whole argument is absolute nonsense.
“Seriously now if we don’t stand up to this stupidity then society is broken. The world has gone PC mad. If you’re so easily offended by something then don’t bloody listen to it and switch it off or change channels. I will be listening to this song every day now,” he tweeted.
Thank you Nigel. Absolutely spot on.
Seriously now if we dont stand up to this stupidity then society is broken. The world has gone PC mad. If your so easliy offended by something then dont bloody listen to it and switch it off or change channels. #STOPTHISPCMADNESS. I will be listening to this song every day now https://t.co/G015FjiAWo
— Nigel Owens MBE (@Nigelrefowens) December 8, 2018