The Game gets it both ways in the UK.
British Broadcasting Corporation decided to bar the American rapper from giving interviews after he referred to gays as “faggots” during a 2006 interview on The Jo Whiley Show. Though BBC execs understand many people were offended by The Game’s comments, they refuse to issue a similar moratorium on his music. Our melanin-inclined sister Stereohyped passes on Exclaim’s note:
The Compton rapper reportedly referred to gay men as â€œfaggotsâ€ and â€œnot real men.â€
As you can imagine, the complaints began flooding into the network. The BBC has chosen not to punish Whiley for her part in the interview, stating she made a â€œsincere, full and swift apology and distanced herself and the network from The Gameâ€™s comments.â€ They were also quick to acknowledge the Gameâ€™s words as â€œvery offensive, completely unacceptable and clearly homophobic.â€
Though a ban has been placed on interviewing the rapper, the BBC has admitted it will not place a ban on his music.
How fair and even-minded of BBC.