BBC apologises for tactless Muhammad jibe

As if the political and religious sensitivity of a teddy bear had not provided enough headlines a BBC radio presenter has demonstrated they, for one, gleaned nothing from the Gillian Gibbons saga. Presenting a show on BBC Radio Nottingham, Frances Finn decided to throw in a 'funny' aside saying that along with her family, Gillian Gibbons "dog, Muhammad is very pleased to see her as well". Stupidity of this magnitude undermines wider free speech debates and highlights the prejudices that arguably give those who expressed outrage at Gibbons innocent, yet badly informed, teddy naming exercise legitimacy for the argument that was overcooked by their reaction.

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