Spoony comment causes a stir
BBC Radio 5 Live presenter DJ Spoony has caused controversy with his remarks on a BBC3 show where he stated that “hot and fit” lesbian women like couple Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson should be saved for straight men.
The Most Annoying People Of 2008, screened on BBC3 on December 29, put the couple 43rd on the list of the year's 100 most irritating public figures. As a contributor to the show, Spoony said of lesbians: "Let the munters and mingers get each other – that's cool because no-one really wants them. But when they're hot and fit and Hollywood superstars, they should be saved for guys – not me, but other guys."
Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell called on the BBC to say sorry and said the DJ should be suspended from his show until he apologises for the remarks. "DJ Spoony should be suspended by the BBC and be allowed to resume presenting his Radio 5 programme only after he has apologised on air and promised not to repeat his homophobic garbage," Mr Tatchell said.
The BBC refused to apologise for the remarks, but issued a statement which read: "The contributors to the programme are expressing their own views and opinions which are meant in a light-hearted way with no malicious intent."