Moyles changed the lyrics of two of Young's songs, Evergreen and Leave Right Now, and sang them in "an effeminate and high pitched voice", according to Ofcom.
The Radio 1 DJ sang the spoof lyrics on his breakfast show on Young's birthday, 20 January. They included the words: "It's my birthday today, gonna wear my new dress tonight. And I smell nice. I've had a show and I've shaved my legs. Going out later, might go to Nobo for dinner. Oooh Will Young here, mmmh. I'm here, it's Will's birthday and as the years go by I get more very gay."
Other spoof lyrics inserted by Moyles included: "When you saw me years ago you didn't know, but now I'm the gayest fella you probably know. Mmm, I like to wear a silly hat, I get camper by the hour, oh would you look at the muck in here. I'm Will Young and I'm gay."
I cannot imagine for one minute Will Young was offended in the slightest, and even if he was, so what? The right to offend still exists. Just. I only mention this because because the Gay Hatred laws are being debated this week, and no doubt someone somewhere will put forward the argument that because Moyles is stereotyping Will Young as a campl gayer, he is inciting hatred in some way. I am against the Gay Hatred law for the same reason I am against the Religious Hatred law. We don't need either. Existing legislation goes quite far enough and we need to be very careful about any further dimunition of our right to free speech.