It is neither ‘Last Christmas’ with Wham! or Mariah carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’, which is the most popular christmas song in the Uk.

In The Guardian shows a vote, to ‘Fairytale of New York’ by the English band The Pogues is a british favorite. The classic from 1987 was also the most played christmas song in british radio last year.

How goes it might not be this season, for Alex Dyke, who is a dj on the BBC, feel no longer comfortable playing the.

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He believes the song is ‘offensive’, because the text contains the word ‘faggot’, which can be translated to ‘bøsserøv’ or ‘carried tail’.

The Pogues’ frontman, Shane MacGowan, who wrote the number with his colleague Jem Finer, the defender according to The Irish Post his use of the language in the program ‘The Late Late Show’ and refuses to change the lyrics:

– No one in the band believes, it is something we must consider. There is nothing about it that is politically correct. I have been told it is insulting to the opposite gays, but I don’t understand.

the Criticism of the ‘Fairytale of New York’ is kindled at christmas in recent years, and last year, released the Shane MacGowan a written defense for songs, where he among other things wrote:

‘the Word was used of the character, because it fit the way the character would speak. It is not the intention, she must be a friendly and healthy person. She is from a certain generation at a certain point in the story, and she is desperate, and her luck has run out.’

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‘Fairytale of New York’ is a duet with Kirsty MacColl, who sings the line ‘You scumbag, you maggot, you cheap lousy faggot’.

Shane MacGowan is in addition to the ‘Fairytale of New York’ most well-known for its poor dental hygiene and the love for alcohol.

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He has won in the Uk and is a friend of stars such as Nick Cave and Johnny Depp.

the Actor took part when Shane MacGowan in the last year, were married at Copenhagen city Hall with his long-time girlfriend, Victoria Mary Clarke. I wonder what she calls him?

Shane MacGowan in front of The Pope at the Roskilde Festival, the huge Orange Stage in 1995. Photo: Kim Agersten