Radio & Television

The f-word is ok in French, but not in English: CBSC

OTTAWA – A French- language radio broadcast that included the word f*ck in English did not violate any offensive language codes, as it does not have the same offensive connotation in French, according to the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC).The CBSC examined broadcasts on French-language pop-rock music radio station CKOI-FM (96.9FM in Montreal) from January and March 2017.  On January 23, the station aired an excerpt in English of a speech by singer Madonna at the Women’s March on Washington in which she used the f-word.  On March 25, the station broadcast an English clip from a Green Day concert in which the...

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