Iggy Pop in racist controversy

BBC apologises after singer's outburst

The BBC has been forced to apologise after Iggy Pop used a racist term live on air.

During the broadcaster’s coverage of the Glastonbury festival (June 23), Pop made a comment about visiting shops in north London.

In an interview after his performance, Pop launched into a long anecdote about going to Camden and visiting: “Paki shops.”

Hosts Jo Whiley and Mark Radcliffe made no on-air apology on Saturday night (June 23) prompting three viewer complaints.

A spokesman for the corporation said: “We would like to apologise if anyone was offended.”

The presenters on the BBC Two programme made no reference to the word after it had been said, reports BBC News.