Speaking as a nancy boy and a pansy myself, I understand that people may not approve of these terms but I don't support the removal/editing of content which includes them. Context is everything. Hearing a character in a sitcom referring to someone as a pansy is one thing. Hearing Huw Edwards referring to the people at a gay pride parade as such in a news bulletin would be a different story.
Agree - though the thought of Huw Edwards reporting in such a way is funnier than anything a sitcom could possibly deliver, largely because it is so absurd. I think that is also largely the argument in defence of not removing some of these shows from the archives - "absurd" is probably the best way to describe the Bo Selecta characters for example.
I’m a bit conflicted on Bo Selecta because on the one hand, the characteristics are nothing like the actual person but on the other hand, you can see why some would get offended or be problematic.
I noticed that Trisha Goddard seems to have jumped on the bandwagon, no official complaint recorded at the time but now it caused so much hurt and pain?