The BBC has dropped plans to show a fictional terror attack in an episode of Casualty to avoid offending Muslims.
The first show of the hospital drama’s new series was to have featured a storyline about an explosion caused by Islamic extremists.
Now the bomb will be set off by animal rights campaigners instead.
A BBC spokesman said: “With any storyline there are lots of ideas that get put forward but don’t make the series.”
No word on how they expect animal rights campaigners to react to the change. Most likely, they’ll just go liberate some chimps rather than behead a hostage or blow something up. It’s odd to look at animal rights kooks and see them as the level-headed bunch, isn’t it?
Other storylines that did not make the cut:
- Cancer was to kill a little girl but they decided not to offend little girls, cancer patients, or very superstitious astrology followers.
- I’m all tapped out on those. You’re welcome to suggest your own.