Pop Apologises For Racial Blunder

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Veteran rocker Iggy Pop has apologised for using a derogatory racial term during a live BBC interview at the Glastonbury Festival in June (07). The Lust For Life star - real name James Osterberg - was being interviewed at the British event when he recalled visiting "Paki shops". The BBC swiftly issued an apology for the singer's use of the disparaging term for a person of Pakistani descent. And Pop himself has now also apologised. He tells website NME.com, "I'm sorry. It was one in the morning (when I said it)... that was a phrase I learned from English people while I was living there. "But it's terrible. More fool me. Shame on me."


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