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Considered Offensive, Lady GaGa's 'Born This Way' Banned by Malaysian

March 17, 2011 09:06:47 GMT

Broadcasters in the Muslim-majority nation refuse to play the so-called gay-rights anthem because they're afraid it might be 'offensive to public feeling.'


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Lady GaGa's hit single "Born This Way" can't be played in Malaysian radios. The song which features such lyrics as "No matter gay, straight or bi, lesbian, transgendered life, I'm on the right track, baby" is banned because it might violate "good taste or decency or (are) offensive to public feeling."

"The particular lyrics in 'Born This Way' may be considered as offensive when viewed against Malaysia's social and religious observances," AMP Radio Networks, Malaysia's top private radio operator, told The Associated Press. "The issue of being gay, lesbian or (bisexual) is still considered as a 'taboo' by general Malaysians."

GaGa hasn't responded to the issue, but Malaysian gay rights activist Pang Khee Teik has reacted to that matter, saying the media should be "a platform for marginalized voices and create understanding - not perpetuate ignorance and hate."

"Lady GaGa was attempting to address this very thing in her song. How dare they play that song and cut out its shining heart," Pang further complained about the ban. "We just want the same thing as everyone else: to love, be loved and have our songs played on the radio."

© AceShowbiz.com




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posted by shrek on Mar 17, 2011
oh. so by having free sex, then spreading aids and causes mankind to forget their own believes is actually so up to date? ok,then lets see how would it be if this world is being conquered by gay,lesbian and bi. you will not see any future generations around.
posted by Whatever on Mar 17, 2011
@Tina Both the Bible and Koran have the same views on homosexuality. It's not about whether you're Christian or Muslim, it's about how radical you are!
posted by Tina on Mar 17, 2011
Muslims are just sooo primitve and backwards ! They are truly disgusting...

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