Is using the word ‘m*ffie’ just a big joke? We’re about to find ...

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Is using the word ‘m*ffie’ just a big joke? We’re about to find out

Hot91.9fm is in hot water after the word was used on Jeremy Mansfield's show

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The man who is taking Hot 91.9fm to the Broadcasting Complaints Commission (BCCSA) has said the station’s repeated attempts to downplay its use of the word “m*ffie” on air as a joke is “adding insult to injury”.

Earlier this month, the Sunday Times reported how a controversial comedy skit on Jeremy Mansfield’s morning show led to a series of complaints at the BCCSA, with gay rights groups claiming that station is advocating the use of the homophobic slur, “m*ffie”.

The station has defended using the word, saying it was just a joke and arguing that because gay people have used it, they have not breached any ethical practices...

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