So I think that’s it’s time that I left.”, A 1Xtra spokesperson said: “Sideman is an incredibly talented DJ. So join us as we explore the big ideas changing the way we think, act and live – and how much impact we can really have as individuals. It is important for us to listen - and also to learn. Jamaican-born comedian and presenter David Whitely, created his own fame on social media under many aliases. The door is always open for future projects," the spokesperson said. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. Artist Tobe Nwigwe calls for justice for Breonna Taylor. The report, by the BBC social affairs correspondent Fiona Lamdin, repeated the language allegedly shouted during the attack on a young black man in Bristol. 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A BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ has quit over the company's use of the N-word in a report about a racist attack in the United Kingdom, according to a BBC report and a post on the DJ's Instagram. David Whitely, who goes by the name Sideman on air, posted to Instagram on Saturday to say he was leaving his position with Radio 1Xtra immediately. "This is important journalism which the BBC should be reporting on and we will continue to do so. David Whitely, who goes by the name Sideman on air, posted to Instagram on Saturday to say he was leaving his position with Radio 1Xtra immediately. As of August 6, approximately 18,600 complaints had been made about the broadcast. A spokesperson for the BBC said: “The BBC set out the context of the news report about the shocking attack on an NHS worker in Bristol. 5. The presenter, who had a weekly show on BBC 1Xtra, said he could not work with the BBC allowing “the N-word being said on national television by a white person”. But he’s best known as BBC 1Xtra DJ ‘Sideman’. I'm happy working with organizations until we all get it right but this feels like more than getting it wrong," Whitely said. A BBC radio presenter has quit his job after the corporation defended its decision to broadcast the N-word in a television news broadcast. Background. And that is what we will continue to do," he said. During this time he was a finalist in the New York radio festival. “This is an error in judgment where I can’t just smile with you through the process and act like everything is OK. I’m happy working with organisations until we all get it right. Presenter says he can no longer work for broadcaster after ‘slap in the face’, Sun 9 Aug 2020 03.04 EDT “Money and opportunity doesn’t outweigh the dissatisfaction that I feel with this situation. More than 18,000 people have already complained to the BBC about the decision to broadcast the word last month in a report that originally aired on the regional service Points West before being repeated on the main BBC News channel. First published on Sat 8 Aug 2020 12.46 EDT. Sideman, the professional name of the comedian and presenter David Whitely, said he did not feel able to keep working with the BBC, and suggested that the response showed deeper problems at … He said in a post on Instagram that the BBC’s subsequent defence of the broadcast “feels like a slap in the face of our community”. A post shared by David “Sideman” Whitely (@sidemanallday) on Aug 8, 2020 at 7:09am PDT. All rights reserved. Radio 1Xtra presenter Sideman said he no longer felt comfortable working for the national broadcaster after it stuck by the decision to broadcast the language in a report on a racially motivated hit-and-run attack. We made one here. Why is Princess Diana's Panorama interview back in the news? https://www.channel4.com/news/series-5-episode-6-david-sideman-whitely “That’s why effective immediately I’m leaving my job as a radio broadcaster for BBC 1Xtra. Hall added that the company will be "strengthening our guidance on offensive language across our output.". Obviously we are disappointed that he has taken this decision. But this feels like more than getting it wrong. On July 29, the BBC aired a report on a musician and National Health Service worker who was hit by a car and suffered a broken leg, nose and cheekbone, according to the BBC. We live in a world that needs to change, systems that need to change, organisations that need to change.”. BBC radio host David Whitely quits over use of racial slur. I’m OK with process, I’m OK with waiting within reason for certain things to change. "This is an error in judgement where I can't just smile with you through the process and act like everything is OK. Ways to Change the World with Krishnan Guru-Murthy. "The action and the defense of the action feels like a slap in the face of our community.". Police said the suspects used the racial slur during the attack, and it is being treated as "racially aggravated," according to the BBC. "Every organisation should be able to acknowledge when it has made a mistake. We absolutely wish him well for the future. Yet despite these good intentions, I recognise that we have ended up creating distress amongst many people. Kalhan Rosenblatt is a reporter covering youth and internet culture for NBC News, based in New York. The correspondent in the segment, who is white, used the full racial slur while reporting on the attack. – hit subscribe to keep updated on when a new episode is published. A filmed version of each interview is available on our Channel 4 News YouTube channel – hit subscribe to keep updated on when a new episode is published. There will need to be a lot of learning and unlearning and tearing down of certain building blocks of society that took a long time to build up. You can listen to and subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts here. “As a person who believes that change can happen and wanting change to happen, I understand transition. Sideman, the professional name of the comedian and presenter David Whitely, said he did not feel able to keep working with the BBC, and suggested that the response showed deeper problems at the broadcaster.

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