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Thursday, 29 July 2004

Complaint over 'gay slap' comment upheld by BBC

An ineffectual blow delivered during a Six Nations Grandstand game this year was described by commentator Brian Moore, a former England International, as a 'gay slap'. The match between Scotland and England took place last February. As this report indicates, ten viewers complained at this reinforcement of gay stereotypes. The complaint has been upheld. I regret I was not one of the ten who complained; I heard the remark, but assumed complaining would be ineffective. Next time (if there is one) I'll know better ...

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