I shudder to think what would happen to our fine Nation without The Sun to watch over us as moral guardians. Thankfully, they have not faltered in riding into battle with another of our great Institutions, the BBC. The issue? Jerry Springer: The Opera, a play of questionable moral standards!
Some years ago, rival broadcaster ITV screened the original American TV show late at night. It was a hit. Then some genius decided to turn it into a musical stage show. That was an even bigger hit so big, in fact, that its soon to be exported back to the US.
Meanwhile, back to The Sun, the BBC, and the brouhaha. . . The BBC will be screening this opera on Saturday night. They have received OVER TWENTY THOUSAND complaints – before it has even been aired! Thats a record. And why? Are there depictions of devil worship, child sacrifices, or other such evils? Er, no. Just a lot of swearwords 3,168 f**ks and, shockingly, 297 c**ts. The Sun went for the Beebs jugular, and wheeled a giant swear box into the BBCs HQ.
We at WOW London are against censorship. If you dont like, dont watch. Its an easy concept. But we cannot help but wonder why it is that these words have the power to shock, still. And why The Sun finds them more offensive than the bare breasts that fill their paper most days.
– Barry Shaverin