The BBC has apologised after a caller used offensive words during Sunny & Shay’s show on BBC Radio London.
The episode, which aired on Saturday 21st November, included a call with a person, who used the ‘N-word’ eight times, along with other racial and homophobic slurs, according to The Independent.
While, the presenters apologised on-air for the bad language, they were criticised for not dropping the call from air sooner. The episode was also available in its entirety on BBC Sounds after broadcast.
The caller was taking part in an interaction about the board game, Monopoly. He had claimed to have played a different version of the game in Greece.
He said, “Since I have moved to London from Greece. I have played Monopoly with my friend… but in my country we play a game where you are a white nationalist and kill all the n****s and gays.”#
Shockingly, the conversation was permitted to continue on-air, where he added, “I want to say that I f***ing hate n****s.”
A BBC spokesperson said, “This was one of several malicious calls made to our local stations in recent days.
“We have now further strengthened our protocols around phone-ins and referred the matter to the police.”