The title of this post may be a little dramatic, but the news is actually quite silly. Read on and have a chuckle.
With just a week to go before the opening ceremonies for the Bejing Olympics, an innocent little song by The Kooks has somehow led to an international controversy.
Two members of Britain’s Olympic sailing squad have been forced to change the name of their boat after Olympic officials deemed it inappropriate. Sailors Ben Rhodes and Stevie Morrison were informed that their boat, which they dubbed “Jackie Big Tits” (after a song from the Kooks’ first record Inside In/Inside Out), was unsuitable for the games.
The fellas have a long tradition of naming their vessel after various musical inspirations, with past names including “a boat called Britney and another named Sally Cinnamon.” According to Morrison, “It’s not the same if your boat just has a number, is it?”
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