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BBC says Top Gear's use of 'racist word' was acceptable

BBC says Top Gear's use of 'racist word' was acceptable

An internal investigation by the BBC concluded that Top Gear's use of the word “pikey” was not racially offensive.

The ruling by the BBC Trust’s Editorial Standards Committee, which is due to be published on Tuesday, was condemned by Gypsy and Traveller organisations who accused the corporation of “legitimising the use of a racist word”.

We are horrified by the BBC’s green lighting of the use of the word ‘pikey’ by the Top Gear presenters.

Over 100,000 Gypsy and Traveller children are now open to even more abuse in the playground – abuse that has the official sanction of the BBC Trust.

  • Traveller Movement spokesman
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