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UK host Jonathan Ross Under Fire for Homophobic Remark

Radio 2 host Jonathan Ross has been criticized for remarks he made during a show on Saturday when he made jokes about prizes in a Miley Cyrus 'Hannah Montana' contest.

Ross Said Ross: "If your son asks for a Hannah Montana MP3 player, you might want to already think about putting him down for adoption before he brings his, erm, partner home."

The Press Association reports: "A spokeswoman for Ofcom was unable to say how many people had complained but said: 'We have had complaints. We are assessing those complaints against the broadcasting code.' ... A BBC spokeswoman said: 'The BBC has received four complaints about Jonathan's comments on Saturday's show. However, these off-the-cuff remarks were made purely in jest and were not intended to be offensive. Jonathan is not homophobic in any sense and never meant for his comments to be taken seriously.'"

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  1. Jonathan Ross is crude and ribald and his remarks are often close to the knuckle in many respects. He can be very funny. He can also be off key. He is great friends with his house band "Four poofs and a piano" The affection Ross and the band have for each other is evident. Someone in the feed mentions picking your battles. Don't attack Ross, the remarks will have been shot out and meant to poke fun at the perpetrators of the sort of actions described (And indeed Miss Cyrus). BTW, he flirts with EVERYONE who comes on the show and is content with his own sexuality. I wish the comments above conveyed the same level of ease.....

    Posted by: Bob | May 16, 2009 5:52:52 PM

  2. Does anyone remember Brian McFadden homophobic sneer on a New Zealand radio show last August? Same idiot really.

    Posted by: Alfred | May 17, 2009 7:14:26 PM

  3. last year he did about adult children of molestation, its ok with the media to attack gays butt what about the niggers?

    Posted by: michael allen | Jul 13, 2010 5:14:51 AM

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