BBC pays paedophile Gary Glitter royalties

Despite blacklisting Lostprophets songs from all broadcasts following the conviction of paedophile singer Ian Watkins, previously convicted paedophile pop-star Gary Glitter is still being paid royalties from the BBC, it has emerged.

Glitter  was convicted in 1999 of possessing child porn and served four months in prison, he was then was jailed again in Vietnam for 26 months after he abused two girls aged ten and eleven.

According to the Mirror:

Radio 6 Music used two minutes of Glitter’s Rock ’n’ Roll Part 2 in a documentary last Friday. The show — which praised Glitter, 69 — was first aired on Radio 2 last June but it was repeated and put on iPlayer for a week.

A BBC spokesperson said: “The BBC makes editorial decisions on a case-by-case basis and whilst there are no Lostprophets or Gary Glitter songs playlisted on BBC Radio, within the context of a documentary about Glam Rock on Radio 6 Music broadcast at 4am it’s historically accurate to include some material about an artist who was integral to the scene.”