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