Strictly Come Pole Dancing upsets viewers

The BBC has been busy apologising for gaffes this week. The latest involves Arlene Phillips, one of the judges on Strictly Come Dancing. Over 32 viewers complained after she likened Ola Jordan and Kenny Logan's dance routine to a pole dance and for ignorant good measure added it "was like Poles from Poland".

While people could be proud of themselves if they are able to perform such an energetic routine, the fact it may be like pole dancing has nothing to do with the ethnic origins of its dances. Arlene seemingly forgot the subtle distinction between the capital and small letter 'P' or maybe thinks that its called pole dancing because it originates from Poland - just as line dancing comes from Lineland!

The BBC attributed it to the pressure of live television performance.


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