BBC Governors Reject Springer Complaints

BBC governors have rejected 60,000 complaints against the recent showing of Jerry Springer, The Opera. “The committee admitted the show had caused offence but said it had been justified by its “outstanding artistic significance”. But one governor accused BBC management of a “degree of naivety” in failing to realise the offence that would be caused by the opera, which included hundreds of swear words and portrayed Jesus in a nappy admitting he is a “bit gay”.”