Oscars swearing shock as Colin Firth backs bad language

Best Supporting Actress winner Melissa Leo stunned the stars at the Oscars with her use of the F word. She later apologised for the outburst.

When The Fighter star took to the stage, flustered she said that Kate Winslet made it look “so f**king easy” two years ago.

Later she said: “I didn't mean to offend. There are a lot of words in the English vernacular... But it wasn't appropriate."

Meanwhile, Colin Firth accepted his Best Actor Oscar for The King’s Speech with no such linguistic slips.

But the Best Movie film contains a scene where his character, King George VI, is urged to let rip with oaths to help cure his stammer.

The words used caused the film to get a higher rating than many observers thought it should have had.

Colin Firth told the BBC: “I don't take this stuff lightly, but in the context of this film, it could not be more edifying, more appropriate. It's not vicious, it's not an insult or it's not in any of the contexts which might offend people.”

He has expressed anger at moves to cut some of the swearing from the film for an American audience.

He said: “Really, it's about a man who's trying to free himself through the use of certain words.

"I still haven't met the person who would object, so I think the film should stand as it is."

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