It's time for the Golden Burlyturd 2014 award and what a year it was. The list of candidates for 2014 was quite impressive, for all the wrong reasons.
From a famous Soho venues closure (two groups fighting it out for the award, criminal behaviour and political behaviour) to a more local (to me) failing burlesque club of shame to a promoter exploiting performers via the release of dubious merchandise. There's even been the continued assault on performers privacy and purses/wallets by the desperate for cash Fa(r)cebook.
However as 2014 progressed I became more and more aware of an entity that swept the board for the Golden Burlyturd award, especially considering how much exposure the winner got from people who in their line of business (or hobby) might have been a little bit more switched on, and yet didn't seem to be.
Ladies and gentlemen I present to you the Golden Burlyturd 2014 Award winner.
CENSORSHIP OF ENTERTAINMENT
I'd like to go on. I had a huge ranty essay to write, but then the 7th January 2015 became a day burned into the minds of millions of people. Twelve people (maybe more by the time you read this) who were murdered because they were involved in entertainment that was offencive to some.
This blog is dedicated to the memory of all the people at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and the police officers trying to protect them who died after a terrorist attack on the 7th January 2015.