Thursday, January 24, 2008

Guardian interview with Scott Mills

Last year BBC Radio 1'd DJ Scott Mills, along with other celebrities, spoke out against bullying in a video for anti-bullying week.

At one point in the video (1'45") Scott said: Calling something you think is a bit rubbish 'gay' is just like calling a gay person rubbish, so don't do that either. Newsround missed an opportunity, as it left out what Scott said. (see blog 25 November 2007)

In a recent Guardian interview, which took place in the presence of a BBC press officer, Scott was more equivocal about using 'gay' that way. In fact he defended Chris Moyles for doing exactly what he had previously condemned. The BBC press officer's attitude is very revealing.

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