Wednesday, 22 April 2015

That's Gay: Or Is It!!???

Almost half of young people (49%) think the term "that's gay" is acceptable to use.

Newsbeat asked YouGov to survey 3,000 18 to 29-year-olds about where they draw the line with offence when it comes to sexuality, race and sexism.

Sexuality is the third part of a Newsbeat investigation into what words or phrases people find offensive...

Of the 12 words about sexuality which we put to the audience, "faggot" was the one that people found most offensive - 75%.

More than half of people in the survey said they would ask their friends to stop using the word if they heard it.

Just over half surveyed thought the term "lezza" was also offensive.

Many agreed the context in which a word is used is as relevant as the person who is using it...

Around (15%) didn't know if "queen" was an inappropriate term while almost 10% believed using the word homosexual was not acceptable in any circumstance...

The video features a gripping discussion with some young faggots and lezzas, and the thoughtful insights of Jaymi from Union J!


  1. This rubbish is what passes for yoof news on the BBC is it? How patronising.

    1. If you click on the link Newsbeat have also been filming a series of debates with 'young voters' for the election.

      It is very, very depressing...