Friday, 18 March 2011 11:50

Malaysia Censures Born This Way

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If the song 'Born This Way' is currently number 1 in almost all the countries of the world, it will unfortunately not be the case in Malaysia where it was censured.

Radio stations considered that the text of Lady Gaga was too gay.

"Malaysians who tune in to popular stations hear edited versions of ‘Born This Way’ that use indecipherable garble to replace the lyrics: ‘No matter gay, straight or bi, lesbian, transgendered life, I'm on the right track, baby.’"

Radio indicated in an official statement that "the particular lyrics in 'Born This Way' may be considered as offensive when viewed against Malaysia's social and religious observances,’ the company said in a statement to the Associated Press. ‘The issue of being gay, lesbian or (bisexual) is still considered as a 'taboo' by general Malaysians.’”

The broadcasters can face a fine around $16,000 and with other penalties to break the rules.

Last year, already, protests were organized when Adam Lambert come to sing in Malaysia.

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