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BBC: We dealt with Chris Moyles “swiftly and firmly” over ‘homophobic’ comments

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  1. It’s because of twats like Moyles that I haven’t listened to that particular “station” for years. Is he still employed by them? Is that the image of their demographic they want to put over?

  2. Brian Burton 23 Mar 2009, 6:20pm

    Chris Moyles is a big fat ignorant slob. I bet he hss’nt seen his willy for years over his hugh belly.

  3. The BBC remains absolutely committed to representing the UK’s diversity, including through honest and accurate reflection of gay, lesbian and bisexual people. We strive to do this across all genres on television and radio. ” What nonsense the BBC does not take seriously complaints about homophobia and does not fairly represent us in it’s programming. This is shown in their complete disregard and lack of policy regarding depictions of LGBT people. They brushed of the Stonewall report criticisn them for sterotyped portrayals of LGBT people. I have no confidence in the BBC to represent LGBT people fairly or accurately or to treat complaints with the seriousness that they would address complaints of poor treatment of other minorities. It is not good enough to say we dealt with this internally, they need to make some public policy and some public guidelines for future homophobic broadcasts.

  4. John (Derbyshire 23 Mar 2009, 7:10pm

    I am in my sixties-and I can tell you that in my time I have “seen it all and done it all”-and I have met many men like Chris Moyles who shout off their loud mouths against gays. Invariably in middle age THEY will be the ones with their trousers down behind the bushes!! Theres a very famous saying you know- “Those that shout the loudest have the most to hide” !! Think on!

  5. @Brian Burton

    You make a quite reckless assumption in your comment that Moyles actually has a penis.

  6. So what? If you listen to Chris Moyles show he pokes fun at all walks of life – the gay homophobic card played yet again to cause a fuss – I have more to worry about that!

  7. Pete & Michael 23 Mar 2009, 9:40pm

    Used to listen to BBC radio a lot in the mornings, but, not any more. We complained to the BBC by letter in regard to the homophobic outbursts by two presenter’s, we were not happy with the reply. The BBC seem to succumb to the religious right.

  8. He’s not a ‘maverick’, he’s just a ‘tosser’

  9. By the looks of Chris Moyles I don’t think he is in any position to mock others. The Queen Mary II comes to mind.

    All the best.

  10. Just another arrogant bigot that joins the likes of Clarkson & Littlejohn, Arseholes the lot of them.

  11. Get over you lot. A jokes a joke. We are being put back in the closet by pathetic pc attitudes

  12. I really enjoy the Chris Moyles show: it really suits my early morning, pre-coffee IQ. I was sorry to read this story, as I thought he was improving. For my part I’ve not heard anything on the show to really irritate me for some years now, with the exception of Halley Berry.
    I used to get annoyed by the show’s use of ‘gay’ as a derogatory term but that definately changed for the better, and I think Chris (and certain of his colleagues) have grown up a bit. It feels like Chris has genuine affection towards gay producer Aled, and he only gets a ribbing as much as any of the team. Although he is far from being a role model for polical correctness, I think the world would be a very boring place if it wasn’t for people like Chris.
    I didn’t hear the piece in question, I just hope that this is a
    proportionate and fair response which he learns from. I’d be far more concerned if he got replaced with one of their stock of vacuuous corporate shills who get wheeled out from the graveyard shift from time to time to cover for absent DJs.

  13. I wonder if this bigot would still be employed if he had changed the words to one of Seal’s song and made up something about him swinging from trees and eating bananas? No, I think not!

    Another case of the BBC being all inclusive being a selective and proportionate inclusivity!

  14. This is why I’m considering getting rid of my telly before the licence fee is due for another year (and with yet another price increase). How sad that ignorance and ignorant idiots such as Mr Moyles are celebrated in popular culture. The BBC might have the right to make the decisions they do, but likewise I have the right to not help fund them. Of course I’m sure they’ll send me dozens of threatening letters when they don’t believe that I might not actually have a TV set in my home.

  15. The c*nt of Monte Crisco! 24 Mar 2009, 9:13am

    I’m still amazed the fat ignorant prick made it up mount Kili!

  16. I don’t care that this twat would be snapped up by another network if the BBC were to fire him. I think it is more important that they do sack him and send out the message that his homophobic bullying is not in line with BBC policy.

  17. Typical reply from the BBC. Ofcom finds the presenter homophobic. The BBC stands by him because of their investment in him. He’s laughing at everyone. Not even required to make an on-air apology. It’s outrageous. We need to mount a letter-writing campaign to have the kind of impact that the Ross affair had. If 40,000 gays wrote every time there was a homophobic incident of this kind, we would get somewhere.

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