BBC too slow with Iggy Pop apology

    The BBC is catching flak for not apologizing quickly enough for a racist remark made by Iggy Pop. Touring with the Stooges made Iggy Pop confused that it was not actually thirty years ago when he used the term ”’Paki shops”’ during a live BBC2 interview.[more:]
    The incident occurred during coverage of the Glastonbury Festival and an immediate apology would have been fine, but the BBC issued an apology the following day. Broadcast watchdog Ofcom, received complaints ruled that the BBC “failed in its responsibility to ensure the offence caused was justified by the context”.
    In the BBC”’s defence, a spokeman said, “Iggy Pop is one of the wildest men in rock music and, as such, he has a built-in content advisory warning.” [NME]