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    A British TV presenter Reggie Yates has resigned over his 'ill-considered remarks,' igniting fierce debate online over how much public figures should be allowed to speak their mind and whether people are too quick to take offense.

    The British music show 'Top of the Pops' that has been on air since 1964 has now lost its host for the Christmas holiday special. While being interviewed for a radio podcast actor and television presenter Reggie Yates made a reference to "fat Jewish" members of the industry, provoking both outrage online and well as support from some deriding those who had taken offense.    

    In a Twitter post announcing his resignation, Mr. Yates apologized for "reinforcing negative stereotypes" and described the gaffe as, "a huge learning experience."

    As well as the offense cause by the slur, many of the star's Twitter seemed to be shocked to discover that Top of the Tops is still running.

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