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Macca's "Michael Jackson" Censored
The Quietus , December 31st, 2008 11:03

BBC cuts impersonation from interview

The BBC is allegedly depriving the nation of a reportedly "very funny" Michael Jackson impersonation by Paul McCartney after the corporation feared his "trans-racial" impression could prove too outrageous.

The former Beatle was said to have replied in Jackson's distinctive coo after being asked in an interview for a comment on the ailing King of Pop.

A BBC source speaking to The Daily Mail recounted: "McCartney started to reply in this high-pitched Jacko voice, and apparently it was very funny." But, the source added: "They say it's a 'trans-racial impression' - that's what they say in a memo - and even by Macca that is beyond the pale."

See below to see McCartney and Jackson together in happier times.