Throughout its history, BBC has experienced its fair share of controversies. It frequently finds itself being the center of attention and criticism because of its huge audience base and impact. Some of the scandals have centered around things like editorial standards, objectivity, accusations of misbehavior, and monetary issues. On that note, here are five of the biggest controversies of BBC:

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Jimmy Savile Scandal (2012):
The Jimmy Savile scandal, which got out in 2012, damaged the BBC’s reputation with its shocking revelations. Famous BBC television personality Jimmy Savile was posthumously revealed to have committed numerous sex offenses. Savile is accused of sexual abuse and exploitation during his tenure at the BBC, and the scandal revealed these charges, raising questions about the corporation’s failure to handle the situation and safeguard those who were most vulnerable.

Mocking the Queen (2007):
The BBC came under fire for showing a comedy sketch on “The Russell Brand Show” in which actor Andrew Sachs was made fun of and insulting statements about the Queen were made. Numerous reports about the incident were received, and people were outraged.

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Gender Pay Gap Controversy (2017): 
After it was discovered that there were huge pay differences between male and female staff, notably among high-profile presenters, the BBC came under heavy fire and controversy. Of the 96 BBC staff who made more than £150,000 a year, 62 were males and 34 were women. The seven top earners were all men. The scandal led to a larger discussion on gender equality and workplace justice, and the BBC was accused of institutionalized prejudice.

False allegations of child sexual abuse (2012):

Newsnight, the investigative arm of the BBC, aired a piece accusing a former Conservative MP of abusing children. The charges, however, were later shown to be untrue, leading to a public apology and a decline in public confidence in the BBC’s editorial procedures.

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The Hutton Inquiry (2003):

The Hutton Inquiry was set up to look into the details surrounding the murder of British weapons specialist Dr. David Kelly. The BBC stated that the government had “sexed up” a dossier on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, prompting a public investigation and subsequent criticism of the BBC’s journalistic standards.