BBC apologises for airing shooting song after bulletin
The BBC apologised after one of its radio stations followed a report yesterday about Paralympics star Oscar Pistorius' court hearing with a song about a man shooting his girlfriend
The bulletin on the digital station Radio 6 Music was followed by the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s version of ‘Hey Joe.’ The song begins: ‘Hey Joe, where you going with that gun in your hand? I'm going out to shoot my old lady, you know I caught her messing around with another man.’
A BBC spokeswoman said: “In light of the nature of the news story, we apologise for any offence caused by the proximity of the song ‘Hey Joe’ to the bulletin. An on-air apology was made immediately the mistake was realised.”
SA athlete Pistorius was in court in Pretoria yesterday for a bail hearing on charges he murdered his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Feb 14.