Polaris Prize Winners F**k Up MSM

Fucked UpToronto's Fucked Up (a hardcore band, not a declaration) won the fourth annual $20,000 Polaris Music Prize.

I can't say I'm familiar with Fucked Up. I was interested, however, in how this news would be reported by the mainstream media. Will they print "Fucked Up" or F***ed Up" or something else?

I shot over to Google News and scanned the articles about Polaris that were posted today. Here are how some media outlets are reporting Fucked Up's big upset win.

  • The Globe and Mail - Fucked Up
  • Toronto Star - F---ed Up
  • Toronto Sun - F----- Up
  • CBC.ca - F--ked Up
  • National Post - F----d Up
  • 680News.com - F**ked Up
  • Ottawa Citizen - F----d Up
  • Winnipeg Sun - F----- Up
  • Metro Canada - F--ked Up
  • McGill Tribune - Fucked Up
  • The Province - Fucked Up
  • Dose.ca - Fucked Up
  • Exclaim! - Fucked Up
  • ChartAttack - Fucked Up
  • CTV.ca - F**ked Up
  • Jam! Showbiz - F----- Up
  • Charlottetown, The Guardian - Fucked Up
  • Canada.com - F----d Up
  • Calgary Sun - F----- Up

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I love profanity but I'm ok with censoring "fuck" in a newspaper to be honest.

On a related note; when they were popular back in the mid 90s, Walmart censored the band name "Butthole Surfers" on albums sold at their store. They censored it to B******* Surfers, whose lead singer said he thought that seemed more vulgar than Butthole.

September 22, 2009 @ 12:50 PM

Oliver (a/k/a Dizzy)

How about when BNL was censored for their name?

*THAT's fucked up :P

September 22, 2009 @ 4:58 PM


I am happy that the Globe has never censored quotes or names, as far as I know.

September 22, 2009 @ 9:10 PM

Toronto Mike

The Globe is comfortable using the F-bomb when it pertains to a news event, like a relevant quote or the name of a band.

I find it interesting that the other Toronto dailies won't follow suit. Is the Star afraid of offending families or the faint of heart? Why isn't the Globe?

September 22, 2009 @ 9:16 PM

Mike from Lowville

The Guardian in Charlottetown! Wow!

September 23, 2009 @ 7:09 AM

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