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BBC apologises for playing song about shooting your old lady right after Pistorius news report
Posted by on Feb 19th, 2013

The BBC issued a formal apology today after playing Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix immediately after a news report about Oscar Pistorius. They say it was a mistake to play the song so soon after the bulletin. The opening verse of the song begins with “Hey Joe, where you goin’ with that gun of your hand Hey Joe, I said where you goin’ with that gun in your hand, oh I’m goin’ down to shoot my old lady”

And the rest of the song…



“A BBC spokeswoman said: “In light of the nature of the news story, we apologise for any offence caused by the proximity of the song ‘Hey Joe’ to the bulletin. An on-air apology was made immediately the mistake was realised.” [Yahoo]


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