BBC Radio 6 apologises over broadcast of racial slur
BBC Radio 6 has apologised after a racial slur was broadcast during one of its programmes.
On Sunday, Cerys Matthews played an unedited cover by Thomas Fraser of The Mississippi Shore, which contained a controversial term.
The presenter was criticised on social media for playing the song.
The station subsequently issued a statement which said: "Unfortunately an unedited version of this song containing an offensive term was broadcast in error on 6 Music.
"We apologise for any offence caused and will work to ensure this does not happen again."
A language warning has been added to the programme on BBC Sounds.
Matthews addressed the controversy on Twitter on Sunday.
It shouldn't have got through. Trying to redact it now xx— Cerys Matthews (@cerysmatthews) July 19, 2020
Responding to a listener who complained about the song being played, she wrote: "It shouldn't have got through. Trying to redact it now."
She also thanked another listener for giving her a "heads up" about the controversial lyric.