Posted by: jmark | January 8, 2005

Jerry Springer Opera & The BBC

Ok folks, so they went ahead and broadcast the Jerry Springer Opera on BBC2.

Thank you to those of you who responded and wrote, emailed or rang the BBC.

The next stage is to contact OFCOM, the Office of Communications Ofcom is the independent regulator for the UK communications industries, with responsibilities across television, radio, telecommunications and wireless communications services.

Here’s their web address.

http://www.ofcom.org.uk/contact_ofcom/tv_radio/

They can only look into a situation once the programme has been broadcast, so write to them now and tell them if you contacted the BBC expressing your desire that Jerry Springer Opera would not be shown.

For those of you unfamiliar with the comings and goings. This is a musical parody of the Jerry Springer talk show. It is a blasphemous mockery which depicts Jesus as being ‘a bit gay’, takes place in Hell, and has God the Father and God the Son having a swearing match. When broadcast it will hold the record for most number of swear words broadcast in one programme. The BBC were contacted by numerous (at least 15,000; some say in the region of 45,000) emails, phone calls, letters and yet chose to ignore.

The BBC need to realise that they cannot broadcast this sort of blasphemy and get away with it.

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