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Shane MacGown holding a microphone, Fairytale of New York

The Pogues’ Shane MacGowan thinks it’s ‘ridiculous’ the BBC is censoring Fairytale of New York

When it comes to queer people’s priorities, the lyrics to Fairytale of New York is right at the bottom of the list

Tory MP anger: Kirsty MacColl and Shane MacGowan originally sang 'Fairytale of New York'. (Tim Roney/Getty Images)

Arguing about Fairytale of New York and its homophobic slur is Britain’s worst festive tradition

Tory MP anger: Kirsty MacColl and Shane MacGowan originally sang 'Fairytale of New York'. (Tim Roney/Getty Images)

BBC to play edited version of Fairytale of New York this Christmas to avoid offending younger listeners

James Corden

James Corden has been cast in a Netflix lesbian love story, and the internet isn’t happy about it

Gavin and Stacey

More than a quarter of the population spent their Christmas watching Rob Brydon unnecessarily sing a homophobic slur

Tory MP anger: Kirsty MacColl and Shane MacGowan originally sang 'Fairytale of New York'. (Tim Roney/Getty Images)

BBC will not censor ‘f****t’ from Fairytale of New York in Gavin & Stacey Christmas special

Shane MacGown holding a microphone, Fairytale of New York

The Pogues’ Shane MacGowan ‘doesn’t understand’ how that Fairytale of New York lyric is offensive to gays

Photo from Fairytale of New York music video, where the lyrics say "faggot"

The annual homophobia debate over Fairytale of New York has already begun and we are so very, very tired

Shane MacGown holding a microphone, Fairytale of New York

Fairytale of New York: ‘Faggot’ lyric is ‘not intended to offend’

Photo from Fairytale of New York music video, where the lyrics say "faggot"

Students says ‘faggot’ is as bad as the ‘N word’ in Fairytale of New York

A tweet about "Fairytale of New York" set against a group of friends

This is why straight people shouldn’t sing Fairytale of New York

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