Half an hour after the 9pm watershed adult film actor Ron Jeremy – captioned on screen as a porn legend – described in graphic detail lewd acts that he wanted to perform on Hollywood star Lindsay Lohan and her lesbian lover.
Nutter politicians and lobby groups reacted in supposed
anger to the segment on the programme Most Annoying People 2008 .
It was first broadcast on December 29 but repeated over the New Year period and is still available to view online.
Another guest on the BBC3 show, Radio 5
Live presenter DJ Spoony, referred to lesbians as munters and mingers, prompting supposed fury from gay rights activists.
Nutter MP Anne Widdecombe has demanded to know who sanctioned broadcast of the programme: What was their
reasoning behind choosing a porn star as an interviewee at all – and why was the pre-recorded show screened?
You would think that following the debacle with Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand, they would have gone out of their way to
ensure anything going out was within the limits of decency. This was a holiday period when children tend to stay up later and there is a strong risk that children would have seen it.
Indecency is just ingrained at the BBC. They are
Jeremy, who has appeared in almost 2,000 hardcore movies, said of Lohan and Ronson: ‘These two girls are very good-looking. I would love to be in the middle of that: They will do each other, do me, do each
other, do me, back and forth. Jeremy also said of Lohan: Men are wishing they could be with her and change her mind, thinking “Yeah, she is a lesbian now because she never met me.”
BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Spoony, 38,
said of lesbians: Let the munters and mingers get each other. That's cool because nobody wants them. But referring to Mean Girls star Lohan and Ronson, he added: When they're hot and fit - Hollywood superstars - they should be saved for the
Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell branded the remarks by Jeremy and Spoony gratuitously sexist and homophobic. The BBC should have never broadcast them and should issue a public apology. Spoony should be suspended by the BBC
and only be allowed to continue presenting his Radio 5 Live programme after he has apologised on air and promised not to repeat his homophobic garbage.
Ron Jeremy's comments were needlessly offensive. He's a sexist pig, which no right-thinking
woman, lesbian or straight, would want to meet, let alone have sex with.
The BBC today said that it had received 13 complaints about the programme to date.
A spokeswoman said: Most Annoying People 2008 is a light-hearted and
comedic look at people and events that have annoyed, amused or appalled us over the last 12 months. The contributors to the programme are expressing their own views and opinions, which are meant in a light-hearted way with no malicious intent.
2009 has begun with complaints about a BBC Three show called The Most Annoying People of 2008 , which was broadcast several times over the festive period. People are complaining about a bit that featured Ron Jeremy when he described what he wanted
to do to Lindsay Lohan and her gal pal Sam Ronson.
Human rights activist Peter Tatchell blasted the show, saying: The remarks by BBC Radio 5 presenter DJ Spoony and straight US porn actor Ron Jeremy were gratuitously sexist and homophobic. The
BBC should have never broadcast them. A public apology is due from the BBC.
Okay, these comments may be pretty dumb, but c'mon! Surely a human rights activist has better things to do with his time than throw his penny in about some crappy
clip show on BBC Three? Here we have a man who tried to slap a citizen's arrest on Mugabe and slags off the pope for homophobia... good causes... but a stupid throwaway comment on a rubbish TV show?