ITV feels the heat over N-word song lyrics

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On the 22 May Calendar News, ITV1’s regional news programme serving Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and parts of the North Midlands and North West Norfolk, broadcast a video clip celebrating sunny weather.

The report featured a montage of pictures of people enjoying the sun and was set to the 1930s song The Sun has got his Hat On.

In its second verse the song features lyrics which were socially acceptable in the 1930s but are considered offensive and racist today. The line has been rewritten in later versions of the song.

via ITV feels the heat over N-word song lyrics | Media | guardian.co.uk.

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