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BBC receives 18,000 complaints after repeating N-word allegedly used in attack

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Broadcaster also facing staff anger over news report containing racial slur on NHS worker The BBC has received more than 18,000 complaints from the public after it broadcast a racial slur, amid growing internal staff discontent at the decision. A television news report on a racially aggravated hit-and-run attack on an NHS worker in Bristol featured a BBC journalist repeating the racist language allegedly shouted at the victim.
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BBC Receives Almost 19,000 Complaints Over Use Of N-Word In News Report About Racist Attack

BBC Receives Almost 19,000 Complaints Over Use Of N-Word In News Report About Racist Attack

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

The BBC received almost 19,000 complaints in the days after a reporter used the N-word while covering a racist attack in Bristol. The broadcaster faced a wave of criticism after airing the word uncensored on Wednesday last week. The segment saw Fiona Lamdin reporting on two men who had driven a car into another man before running off and shouting racist abuse at him. In the piece, which aired just after 10.30am, she said: “Just to warn you, you are about to hear highly offensive language. Because, as the men ran away, they hurled racial abuse, calling him a n*****.” It has now been...
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BBC hit by 18,000 complaints over n-word in report on racist attack

1 month ago   |   By The Irish Sun


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BBC receives 18,600 complaints for use of n-word in news report

1 month ago   |   By The Independent

Corporation aired racial slur twice in one week
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BBC stung by more than 18,500 complaints after use of N-word in news report

1 month ago   |   By Metro

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The BBC confirmed it's been hit with more than 18,000 complaints as using a racial slur in a news report last week.
On July 29, correspondent Fiona Lamdin said the N-word during a report on a racially motivated attack in Bristol, repeating the term as it was allegedly used during the incident.
The broadcaster eventually cut the report from the BBC News Channel, but was immediately stung by a downpour of angry complaints.
BBC still defended their use of the slur in response to...
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