Irony

Irony

It strikes me as ironic that we’re hearing reports of senate inquiries into Gordon Ramsey’s swearing being allowed through on TV in Australia when the Australian government’s tuorism campaign has caused so much fuss with the line “Where the bloody hell are ya?”

Although I must say that I do agree with a time limit on the language, it really shouldn’t be shown before 9pm to allow parents half a chance at raising kids who can string a sentence together that doesn’t contain profanity if they wish to do so.

And why should the focus be placed on Gordon himself when the TV stations have editing suites and are quite capable of masking the offensive words? Or when parents these days have ready access to recording devices that would allow them to watch such programs at a time when their children are in bed?