I’m not a huge Lady Gaga fan – I only know a handful of her songs – but I LOVE the song “Born This Way”. I have been following the story of 10-year-old Maria Aragon becoming an overnight sensation on YouTube when she covered the song, and then when Lady Gaga invited Maria to perform live with her, I covered that too.
So I had to cover this story – it seems that some lyrics in Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” have been banned in Malaysia.
According to the Associated Press, AMP Radio Networks, the main private radio operator, said the lyrics may be “considered offensive” since the song encourages acceptance of gays. This idea doesn’t go over well in the Muslim-majority country.
“The particular lyrics in ‘Born This Way’ may be considered as offensive when viewed against Malaysia’s social and religious observances,” AMP Radio Networks stated. “The issue of being gay, lesbian or (bisexual) is still considered as a ‘taboo’ by general Malaysians.”
If the song is even played, radio stations are editing out the lyrics: “No matter gay, straight or bi, lesbian, transgendered life, I’m on the right track, baby.”
“Born This Way” is currently No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
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