Belfast Telegraph

Friday 19 December 2014

Lady Gaga defends censored lyrics

Lady Gaga is urging young Malaysians to protest against the censorship of lyrics in her song Born This Way
Lady Gaga is urging young Malaysians to protest against the censorship of lyrics in her song Born This Way

Lady Gaga is urging young Malaysians to protest against the censorship of lyrics in her hit song that encourage acceptance of gays.

Radio stations in Muslim-majority Malaysia are playing edited versions of Born This Way that use garble to replace the lyrics: "No matter gay, straight or bi, lesbian, transgendered life, I'm on the right track, baby."

Lady Gaga criticised the censorship during a visit to Google company headquarters in Mountain View, California.

Lady Gaga said young Malaysians who want to hear her song in full on the radio "must do everything that you can if you want to be liberated by your society".

Broadcasters said they were being cautious because Malaysia's government forbids offensive content.

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