Iggy Pop in racist controversy

By | June 26, 2007 at 6:06 PM

Britain’s BBC has been forced to apologize after Iggy Pop used a racist term live on air. During the broadcaster’s coverage of the Glastonbury festival (June 23), Pop made a comment about visiting shops in north London.

In an interview after his performance, Pop launched into a long anecdote about going to Camden and visiting “Paki shops.”

Hosts Jo Whiley and Mark Radcliffe made no on-air apology on Saturday night (June 23), prompting three viewer complaints.

A spokesman for the corporation said: “We would like to apologize if anyone was offended.”

The presenters on the BBC Two program made no reference to the word after it had been said, reports BBC News.