Liberals have done some silly things in their day, but this is one of the silliest. Banning the word “girl”, are you serious?
The British Broadcasting Corporation censored a completely innocuous word in a recent documentary, just in case people would find it offensive.
The word: “girl.”
In a documentary ahead of the Commonwealth Games, which will take place in Glasgow, Scotland in July, host Mark Beaumont interviewed 19 year-old judo champion Cynthia Rahming and her family.
Rahming and Beaumont grappled, with the fighter taking the 31 year-old host to the mat.
“I am not sure I can live that down — being beaten by a 19-year-old girl,” he said in the documentary.
The episode originally aired in April, but in a re-run, the BBC removed the line containing the apparently offensive description of a young female.
Beaumont was apparently unaware of the editorial decision.
The edit didn’t seem to bother Beaumont, though he disagreed with the BBC’s interpretation of the word.
“Great to hear you enjoyed the coverage. Thanks. Maybe the editor though it was sexist — which it wasn’t. I’m not worried about it.”
Being called ‘girl” didn’t bother the judo star either.
“I wasn’t offended — I didn’t find it sexist,” Rahming told the U.K. Daily Mail.
I am now offended at the BBC being offended. They should probably change their name to accommodate me.