BBC Cancels Event of Singer Who Criticized Puberty-Blocking Drugs

The Telegraph is reporting that the BBC has removed Irish singer Róisín Murphy from a prepared feature radio broadcast. The reason is a comment opposing puberty-blocking drugs. While I understand why such criticism is deeply hurtful to some, it is also political speech. Artists should be able to hold opposing views. I would feel the same way if BBC blocked an artist for supporting puberty-blocking drugs. However, these controversies evidence an orthodoxy that seems to only run against those on one side in this and other issues.

Murphy’s comment on social media was reportedly leaked by a friend last month. In the posting, she wrote “Puberty blockers are f—ing, absolutely desolate, big pharma laughing all the way to the bank. Little mixed-up kids are vulnerable and need to be protected, that’s just true.”

She added: “Please don’t call me a TERF, please don’t keep using that word against women.”

We have seen cancel campaigns launched against figures like J.K. Rowling as TERFs (Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists) for criticizing transgender policies.

The same inexorable pattern emerged for Murphy. They have targeted her new album for boycotts simply because they disagree on the issue. The Guardian declared that the album was now “compromised” and “for many fans, particularly queer fans, this album is DOA [dead on arrival].”

BBC insists that the cancellation was due to other factors, but many have their doubts.  What is clear is that a full boycott campaign is now being launched despite Murphy offering a full-throated apology for uttering opposing views:

“I have been thrown into a very public discourse in an arena I’m uncomfortable in and deeply unsuitable for. I cannot apologise enough for being the reason for this eruption of damaging and potentially dangerous social-media fire and brimstone. To witness the ramifications of my actions and the divisions it has caused is heartbreaking.

I will now completely bow out of this conversation within the public domain. I’m not in the slightest bit interested in turning it into ANY kind of ‘campaign’, because campaigning is not what I do… My true calling is music and music will never exclude any of us.”

What is alarming is that artists must now repeat approved positions on political and social issues or, as here, pledge to remain silent in order to be artists.

The irony is crushing. The left was once the target of censorship and blacklisting during the Red Scare. Today, they have literally adopted the arguments used to target liberals and socialists.

So Murphy is the latest wretch to be hoisted by the left. The message is clear: support approved viewpoints or you will be blacklisted as an artist. Few on the left are voicing concerns over intolerance for opposing views and the denial of venues or publications for those artists who do not yield to the demands of the majority.

Despite her pleading apology, the cancel campaign has continued unabated. It appears that Murphy’s top song, Overpowered, aptly describes her artistic situation: “When I think that I’m over you, I’m overpowered.”

110 thoughts on “BBC Cancels Event of Singer Who Criticized Puberty-Blocking Drugs”

  1. “. . . puberty-blocking drugs.”

    To borrow a line:

    A child declares that he’s a pirate. The Left’s reaction is to sever his leg and gouge out an eye.

    If we had an honest culture, those drugs would be called what they are: Chemical castration.

    1. I was raised in a rural area where castration was common. However, it was limited to non-humans. Evidently the BBC is unaware of the difference. A farmer does not ask a bull if he/she wants to be a cow so he can produce milk. He knows that would be impossible and ludicrous. I suggest that some smart young Oxford graduate interview a few cattle farmers to get an education about where milk comes from and how to breed cattle.

      1. “. . . limited to non-humans.”

        Which is *exactly* how the Left sees those children. They are merely fodder for a propaganda campaign.

        Sacrifice children to please an angry god. Sacrifice children to please an angry mob. Same evil moral code. Same barbaric consequences. If anything, “puberty-blockers” and genital mutilation are *more* barbaric because the West is supposed to be civilized.

        1. The abortion mindset is the same after the child is born. They were disposable then, they are disposable now. Not difficult to understand

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  3. If you are a girl, even though you were born in a boy’s body, you don’t have to change anything. You are a girl. What difference does it make what your body is? That’s what you believe. So, leave your body alone for Pete’s sake. you have proven you are what you are, period!

  4. Well, despite what Professor Turley says, all I can say is that if the BBC does it, it MUST be OK.

  5. The globalist elites (sociopathic overlords) are cutting their own throats as they are on the wrong side of every issue. It’s almost as if we are watching a movie as a death cult exposes itself by taking more and more odd and untenable positions on every issue. An entire system of thought is rapidly becoming unglued for those who have eyes to see.

    1. Not enough have eyes that can see.
      Once you see it, you don’t want to believe it, then if you check further it’s worse than you thought. you check again, and it’s even worse than the worst, and that generally doesn’t stop.
      A big recent excuse has been ” mass formation psychosis ” for those that remain blind.

  6. Let’s met a list of all the things the National Socialists supported but today we consider abhorrent. The list is long. If the world survives another 50 years, puberty blockers, surgical mutilation of children, and late term abortions will be on America’s list.

    1. Well lets see…

      Jim crow…democrats
      Woodrow wilson…racist democrat
      FDR…racist democrat
      Lyndon johnson…racist democrat
      Robert byrd….racist democrat
      Joe biden…segregationist and racist democrat
      Filibuster 1957 and 1964 civil rights acts…democrats
      Interned japanese americans…democrats
      Superpredators crime bill…democrats
      Margaret Sanger…apartheid genocidal democrat
      Created the unconstitutional 4th branch of govt…democrats
      Redistribution of wealth…democrats
      One party rule pack the SC…democrats
      One party rule abolish the filibuster…democrats
      One party rule add 2 more states…democrats
      One party rule abolish electoral ccllege…democrats
      Intimidate SC justices…democrats
      Call for intimidating officials…democrats

      But here is a perfect example of how the American Marxists of today have used their new versions of racism and segregation to alter the narrative…
      Joe Biden signed an anti-lynching law in 2020, and the Democrats took a victory lap and patted themselves on the back. For what? Being 100 years late? Democrats in the Senate blocked it for 27 years. When the Senate finally passed the anti-lynching bill in 1935, FDR refused to sign it.

      Ask a black voter today who signed the bill making MLK a holiday.

      Ask a black voter today who signed the superpredator crime bill.

      Ask a black voter today who said we have predators on our streets…beyond the pale.

      Ask a black voter today who coined the term super-predator.

      Ask a black voter who signed the legislation undoing the damage done by the Clinton/Biden crime bill. Dont tell them it was 6 years ago.

      Go look at CNN’s fact check of Trump accusing biden of calling people superpredators. They say he didnt support the theory. Their support for that claim was biden saying that “most youth in the juvenile system are not super-predators”. In what moron’s mind is that not an acknowledgement that super predators exist???

  7. OT”Three men acquitted in final trial for alleged kidnapping plot on Michigan Democrat Governor Whitmer”

    The same would happen to the Jan 6 episode, but too many reputations are at stake for them to let go of it.

    1. S. Meyer,

      If I had been on the jury I would have acquitted all of the easily manipulated ‘militia’ goofballs and asked the judge if I could convict the FBI agents.

      To think I once had a high opinion of that agency. I don’t want any government agency manufacturing crimes. I don’t want to defund the police but I would love to see that scabrous, ineffective agency defunded. The anniversary of 9/11 Day should be remembered as FBI F***UP DAY.

      1. It’s worse than you think
        “After an in-depth investigation into criminal cases in which the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) conducted microscopic hair analysis of crime scene evidence, the agency has concluded that 26 out of 28 FBI agent/analysts provided either testimony with erroneous statements or submitted laboratory reports with erroneous statements. The news was released today in a joint press release with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), the Innocence Project and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL).
        The agencies agreed to undertake the review after three men who had served lengthy prison sentences were exonerated by DNA testing in cases in which three different FBI hair examiners provided testimony which exceeded the limits of science and contributed to their wrongful convictions.
        Out of the 268 cases where examiners provided testimony used to inculpate a defendant at trial, erroneous statements were made in 257 of them—or 96% of the cases. ”

        Nobody watches the watchers – well, almost nobody, and when they do, big time crime and lies are exposed.

        I presume you heard the secretly taped calls between the 1993 wtc bomb plot guy and his FBI handler… well, what a ton of eye opening steaming field that was.

        1. Shakdi,

          You are right; it is worse than I thought. But not worse than I am prepared to believe based on what we know they have done. The benefit of a doubt is long gone when it comes to ugly reports about that corrupt agency.

          I recall, by the way, that there was disturbing news and promises to do better in the FBI lab years ago. I doubt they have changed much despite the promises. Their forensic ‘evidence’ should always be examined carefully with a good bit of skepticism.

  8. I want to be The Bactch and have all the girlies chase me and tomorrow I’ll his counterpart and have all the hunks after me. Never be content. Never develop virtue, character, values of honesty, hard work, compassion for others. MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMME MMMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I want to be Bob Dylan

  9. Turley says that criticizing puberty-blocking drugs is “political speech”. No, it isn’t. It’s not the business of some stranger as to whether someone wants this therapy–it’s the personal business of the individual and his/her family. People who insert themselves and their ignorant criticisms into discussions about this do cause pain to the people involved–and, it IS ignorance-driven. The decision whether to take puberty-blocking drugs is complicated, and involves the person’s family, physician and mental health provider. It’s not a decision entered into lightly, but the effects ARE reversible. Here’s an excerpt from the Mayo Clinic:

    What are the criteria for use of puberty blockers?
    In most cases, to begin using puberty blockers, an individual needs to:

    Show a lasting pattern of gender nonconformity or gender dysphoria.
    Have gender dysphoria that began or worsened at the start of puberty.
    Address any psychological, medical or social problems that could interfere with the treatment.
    Be able to understand the treatment and agree to have it. This is called informed consent.
    Puberty blockers are not recommended for children who have not started puberty.

    In most cases, youth aren’t old enough to get medical treatment without a parent, guardian or other caregiver’s permission. This is called medical consent. For those who haven’t reached the age of medical consent, a parent, guardian or caregiver often needs to agree to the use of puberty blockers. Parent and family support and encouragement also has been shown to be an important part of boosting mental health and well-being throughout this treatment.

    Are the changes permanent?
    GnRH analogues don’t cause permanent physical changes. Instead, they pause puberty. That offers a chance to explore gender identity. It also gives youth and their families time to plan for the psychological, medical, developmental, social and legal issues that may lie ahead..

    When a person stops taking GnRH analogues, puberty starts again.

    When does treatment usually start and end?
    In general, puberty begins around age 10 or 11, though it may start earlier or later. The effect of puberty blockers depends on when a person begins to take the medicine. GnRH analogue treatment can begin at the start of puberty to delay the development of secondary sex characteristics. In slightly later stages of puberty, the treatment could be used to stop menstruation or erections. It also may prevent further development of secondary sex characteristics.

    While many people take the medicine for a few years, everyone is different. After delaying puberty for several years, some teens might decide to stop taking puberty-blocking medicine. Or they may start taking hormones that match their gender identity. This is called gender-affirming hormone therapy.

    How is the medication given?
    GnRH analogue medicine is prescribed, given and monitored by a health care professional who has expertise in this group of medicines. The medicine typically is given as a shot either monthly, every three months or every six months. Or it may be given as an implant placed under the skin of the upper arm. The implant usually needs to be replaced every 12 months.

    While taking puberty blockers, regular blood tests are needed to check the medicine’s effectiveness. Regular appointments with the health care team to check for side effects also are important.

    What are the possible side effects and complications?
    Possible side effects of GnRH analogue treatment include:

    Swelling at the site of the shot.
    Weight gain.
    Hot flashes.
    Mood changes.
    Use of GnRH analogues also might have long-term effects on:

    Growth spurts.
    Bone growth.
    Bone density.
    Fertility, depending on when the medicine is started.
    If individuals assigned male at birth begin using GnRH analogues early in puberty, they might not develop enough skin on the penis and scrotum to be able to have some types of gender-affirming surgeries later in life. But other surgery approaches usually are available.

    Those who take GnRH analogues typically have their height checked every few months. Yearly bone density and bone age tests may be advised. To support bone health, youth taking puberty blockers may need to take calcium and vitamin D supplements.

    It’s important to stay on schedule with all medical appointments. Between appointments, contact a member of the health care team if any changes cause concern.

    What other treatments are needed?
    Assessment and counseling by a behavioral health care professional can help youth and their families as they move through the decision-making process about puberty blockers. Behavioral health care also is an important source of support while taking puberty blockers. Talking about an individual’s gender identity with teachers, school staff, and staff in other organizations in which the youth is involved also may help ease social adjustment during this time.

    After a time of adjusting to puberty blockers and confirming gender identity, gender-affirming hormone therapy might be an option. This can develop masculine or feminine secondary sex characteristics to help better align the body with an individual’s gender identity. Some of the changes triggered by gender-affirming hormone therapy cannot be reversed. Others may require surgery to reverse.

    GnRH analogues are the most common medicines used to delay puberty. But they are not the only medicines that can be used. Talk to a member of the health care team for information about other treatment choices.

    Nothing about the foregoing involves politics–it is just a culture wars weapon used by radical right wingers who believe they have the right to an opinion about how other people choose to live their lives.

    1. You got it Gig! “…ticizing puberty-blocking drugs is “’political speech’”. No, it isn’t. It’s not the business of some stranger as to whether someone wants this therapy…”
      Amen, toots. It’s up to you. U tell em! Your opinion is the one, babe.

      1. Why don’t you direct your infantile diatribe to the Mayo Clinic? Most people on Earth find the Mayo Clinic to be a preeminent source of valid medical information–not a source for political punditry. Read what the Mayo Clinic has to say on the topic puberty blocking therapy and then explain to me how or why it is the business of someone other than the person seeking puberty blocking therapy and their family to have an opinion on their choice.

        1. Gigi, since you changed your name from Peter Shill Nate to Gigi, presumably because you now identify as a she, you may want to be know that you still have to have a yearly prostate exam. Consult with Target Stores for a “tuck onesie” before you go. When you get to the clinic, you can lose the tuck onesie since the clinic staff will offer you a used clean jock strap

          Tell Peter Shill we miss him her


          Bertoncelli Tanaka M, et al. Prostate cancer in transgender women: what does a urologist need to know? BJU Int. 2022 Jan;129(1):113-122. doi: 10.1111/bju.15521.

          1. Estovir: You exemplify the typical Trumpster–you have NO substantive response to logic or reason, or even a citation from a prestigious institution like the Mayo Clinic–so you go an the attack–accusing people of being someone else and insulting them. I asked the simple question of what business is it of someone who is not the person or their family member, to have any voice in the decision whether puberty blockers should be employed. Also, how is this a “political issue”? The answer is obvious–it’s none of your business–nor the business of government, nor should it be. Gender dysphoria is a real thing, contrary to the culture wars BS people like you listen to from your alt-right media sources.

            1. Gigi, please tell Peter we do miss him. As the dominant personality of your Sybil-like multiple personalities, please free Peter. He was harmless, playful, entertaining, and his trolling with your signature verbiage squealing was adorable.

              PS: why color jock strap will you be modeling for us?

              Free Peter! Free Peter! Free Willy! Free Willy!

            2. Your argument doesnt even pass the sniff test, Gigi.

              If a woman can have a penis, why the need to change your body? You werent born in the wrong body, because your body doesnt determine your gender.

              Cant have it both ways.

              Similarly, if you are a woman with a penis, why the need to use the vagina bodied persons restroom. Why not use the penis equipped persons bathroom? Its set up better for you, and you wont have to figure out how to hover with a d!ck. Why the need to compete in sports against a vagina bodied person?

        2. Horrors occur in the medical industry all the time Gigi, heck since roe v wade the murdering of 60 million mostly black babies is one proof, you’re for that though.
          Mutilating and mangling children, why are you into it ? If you don’t help murder them in the womb, you start chopping off their private parts.

          I don’t get it. It’s super sicko.
          It’s like a war where so many die and are crippled and some deeply flawed fools make a ton of cash and political points.


        3. That might be the dumbest appeal to authority ever. Instead of appealing to the authority of the Mayo Clinic, you appeal to the authority of “most people on earth”.

        4. Gigi didnt take her/his stupidity blockers today.

          Every word you posted is a lie and literally no one read it.

          The fact that you posted it here proves how delusional you are, thinking anyone would ever read it.

          Also the idea that you think the mayo clinic hasnt been take over by ideologues like other medical entities is another tell on your lack of judgement.

          Those meanies speaking their minds on the subject believe there are two genders, and that they are immutable, and that attempts to change that by changing your appearance are a fools errand and are not addressing the root cause, only treating the symptoms. A doctor who treats the symptoms without addressing the disease is guilty of malpractice.

          Do you come down in the right side of ANY issue? I would think it would happen by accident eventually.


          1. As for your attack on free speech, frankly, go straight to he!!.

            Do you know what dysphoria is? Unease or dissatisfaction. Thats also the definition of ADOLESCENCE.

            If our teens want to make little tiny cuts all over their arms and legs, is that a decision for family? It gives a dysphoric teen time to realize that life doesnt suck and It has fewer side effects than puberty blockers. Idiot.

          2. “BS people like you listen to from your alt-right media sources.”

            Talk about your all time projections.

            You really want to believe that reasonable minds need the media to convince them that boys have a penis and girls have a vagina?

            You’re the one who has been brainwashed on this issue and gets literally EVERY opinion you have from lefty sources. You prove it every time u cite one.

            You’re the poster child for the term echo chamber.

    2. Gigi-

      Psychiatry used to classify homosexuality as a mental illness requiring treatment.

      More expert opinion you think?

    3. Gigi, your rambling, incoherent attack on the First Amendment i.e. condemning criticism of childhood mutilation as not being protected speech – you aren’t old enough to be ready for prime time, much less fit for adult discourse. Mutilation of minor children as “gender affirming” is reminiscent for the demands that “undocumented immigrants” must be used instead of the proper legal term, Illegal Aliens.

      Meanwhile, I’m trying to imagine how you would imagine protecting the right of a child to have a leg amputated. Or to have their Second Amendment right to own an AR15 affirmed at same age you claim they are adult enough to have their young bodies irreversibly altered.

      Fun but very sad fact. People with sexual dysphoria have the same astronomically high attempted suicide rates, whether they’re given any “gender affirming” surgery/pharmaceuticals or not.

    1. Forgive me. I had an opinion. Woe is moi! I am so sorry!
      She’s right, you no good, rotten right wingers! You shall not have opinions unless u clear it with The Wiz, first. The Great All Powerful Boob who sits on her thrown just waiting for right wing opinionated big naughties to say somnethin she don’t like. Dorothy, My Broom!

  10. Celebrity Bravely Criticizes Woke Activists Moments Before Apologizing To Them

    A celebrity was recently praised by conservatives for a handful of seconds for bravely criticizing woke idealogues just moments before groveling in apologetic humility at their feet. During a podcast interview, the celebrity lit up the woke Left by suggesting there may be some dangers to trans ideologies just seconds before issuing a formal apology and promising to never anger the mob again.

    After much reflection, I’d like to express my deepest apologies to anyone I may have hurt with the comments I made 47 seconds ago. I’ve always been an advocate for inclusivity except for just a minute ago when I said the opposite. I now understand how my comment saying maybe we shouldn’t lop off the genitals of confused children could be interpreted as insensitive and offensive. Because I said a single sentence just a minute ago that went against the current narrative, I will better educate myself by submitting my body and soul to the woke gulag for an undetermined amount of time until I am physically unable to say any phrase other than “Trans women are women.”

    Read the whole story:

  11. The BBC said she has NOT been banned and her recent comments have nothing to do with the scheduling programming being removed from the time-slot, which they claim is a common occurrence, In addition they said “Róisín Murphy has been played on 6 Music recently and her Artist Collection remains in rotation.”

  12. BBC is apolitical and so continues to have adequate support from each government in power.
    Turley should really learn something about the UK before pontificating.

  13. . . . new studies linking puberty blockers to weaker bones and osteoporosis.

    At 16 I was diagnosed with gender dysphoria in under an HOUR and given sex change surgery after just two appointments… I’m suing the doctors who permanently mutilated me

    So . . . do you also understand why it’s “deeply hurtful” for people to speak in favor of puberty blockers? I mean large multinational pharmaceutical corporations are making loads of money from ruining kids’ lives. The Left used to denounce large mega-corporations for that kind of thing, now the Left wants to protect them from all criticism. WTF?

    1. Well, I will run out and buy 36 million copies of her latest records/CDs/Streaming, whatever they are, just to stick it to her enemies. Boycott? Good luck Adolf

    2. @Old Man…

      The issue is how to treat gender dysphoria.

      If you believe that its ok to have gender dysphoria and to treat it by allowing for self mutilation… then you end up w hormone therapy and puberty blockers.
      Its wrong and it is child abuse.

      Once the person is 18 and in their majority… if they want to self mutilate… that’s on them.

      The problem is that there will be a generation of kids hurt by these decisions. No one will be held responsible.


      1. As the evidence mounts against such mutilation, the parents need to get together and sue. There is enough evidence today for caution not heeded. I want those physicians to know that when they deal with children, the timeline limiting suit starts at majority. A litigation attorney should start assembling the case and look toward a class action suit.

    3. Yeah, I forced myself to watch a show – they had three kids who got put through “the indoctrination and disfigurement” by the med machine.
      What stuck in my mind was how the kids said they were put in a room together and then the explainer showed them pictures of their “new crotch” (3 boys to girls) and it was really pictures of females privates not post operatives from former identical procedures. Well, they shoved them through, chopped em up and they got their dilation ax wounds – nothing like the pretty pictures and lies they were given of course.
      The whole idea is so insane- but I guess a lot of people are used to the idea – you’re born and they want to chop off a bit of your privates to start – you grow and they start working on more body parts – they want tonsils, they want some wisdom teeth – they start going for more – gallbladder, spleen, chop some face skin off, remove some blubber, reshape your feet a bad insole, lengthen your legs for manlets, take out some cartilage, trim out the inside of your nose, exchange your eye lenses, it just goes on and on and on…..

      So, I guess the horror of chopping off the goodies never ends with some … man some people never learn.

  14. Interesting action by the BBC. Especially since another unit of the UK government shut down their huge Tavistock Gender Clinic because of issues of overuse of puberty blockers and trans surgery when apparent medical studies at Tavistock were showing little to no improvement in the efficacy of their trans treatment. There has been a redirect of resources to less invasive treatment and greater emphasis on non surgical avenues. Puberty blockers failed to show significant improvement in psychological and psychiatric well being and the effects of puberty blockers turned out, in many cases to not be temporary or reversible.
    Now I know the BBC is not a part of the UK government but it serves as an all encompassing mouthpiece for the Government. Maybe the BBC and the gender treatment groups need to get together and get their stories aligned.

  15. “AOC, other Dems drowned out by screaming protestors at NYC migrant crisis news conference”

    – Fox News

    The protestors were screaming “SEND THEM BACK!”

    How ironic, notwithstanding the fact that every person in Central and South America and every third world country on the planet could claim “asylum” per some form or rendition of abuse by their banana republic “government.” America should just import every last dependent and parasitic coward who is not willing to stand with family members and countrymen to fight for and build their own country, right? Wrong!

    The dependent and parasitic, illegal alien invaders who have conquered New York and big cities everywhere without Americans having fired so much as a shot, have come full circle and aligned themselves with the American Founders, who, within the year of the adoption of the Constitution, passed their clear meaning and intent for American citizenship, the Naturalization Acts of 1790, 1795, 1798 and 1802 (four iterations, they meant it).

    Naturalization Acts of 1790, 1795, 1798 and 1802

    United States Congress, “An act to establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization,” March 26, 1790

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That any Alien being a free white person, who shall have resided within the limits and under the jurisdiction of the United States for the term of two years, may be admitted to become a citizen…

    What the —- happened, America?

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