Not even George Orwell would have imagined this. I highly doubt any gay people are actually offended by this song or the use of the word ‘faggot’ in it but if they are, I suggest they grow the fuck up.
This is not a slippery slope. This is a well greased elevator shaft to totalitarianism. I suggest Canadians from Newfoundland to Victoria blast this tune from every window and radio stations play this song every day till this preposterous ban is lifted and the mechanism for making such bans is destroyed.
Yet it remains. The Canadian left bans a dire straights hit for saying “faggot’ while siding with Muslims who openly murder people for being homosexual.
H/T to Fred at Gay and right for telling me about this.
A listener to radio station CHOZ-FM in St. John’s, N.L., complained last year that the song includes the word “faggot” in its lyrics and is discriminatory to gays.
The broadcaster argued that the song had been played countless times since its release decades ago and has won music industry awards.
A CBSC panel concluded that the word “faggot,” even if once acceptable, has evolved to become unacceptable in most circumstances.
The panel noted that “Money for Nothing” would be acceptable for broadcast if suitably edited.