BBC Admits It Shouldn't Have Played 'Hey Joe' Right After Pistorius Report
There aren't that many songs out there about a man killing his girlfriend, thank goodness. But one such song—perhaps the most famous one—is Jimmy Hendrix's "Hey Joe," which chronicles one man's murderous rage over catching his girlfriend "messing around with another man." So, the odds that "Hey Joe" would queue up on the BBC immediately following an update on Oscar Pistorius' murder trial are pretty slim. And yet, a BBC spokesman was forced to write a statement saying, "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." Pistorius has, of course, been charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, and some reports suggest the killing may have been owing to his outrage over a text she received from an ex-boyfriend. He claims he thought she was an intruder ...
Recommended For YouView More in Culture
- > People Claim to Have Seen a Mysterious Movie That Never Existed
- > ‘To Worship You I Live’ Brought the House Down on ‘The Voice’ Last Night
- > Philadelphia Eagles Player Has Baptized 5 of His Teammates
- > 11 Resolutions Everyone Should Consider Making Next Year
- > Oh No. Beard Christmas Lights Are Now a Thing
- > Here’s a Brand New Song from Arcade Fire Featuring Mavis Staples
- > Trump Just Led a Standing Ovation for Bill and Hillary Clinton
- > At Least 95 People Have Been Arrested in DC at Anti-Trump Rallies
- > Hillary Clinton Will Attend the Inauguration to 'Honor Democracy'
- > Clarence Thomas Will Be the First Black Person to Swear in a President or Vice President