The only thing surprising about this is that it took this long:
It may be a classic rock song but 26 years after it was first released Dire Straits hit Money For Nothing has been banned from radio.
The song was ruled too offensive for the airwaves in Canada because it contains the word ‘f****t’ and can now no longer be played in its original form.
Any station that wants to play the song will have to edit it or disguise the word, according to a ruling by the Canadian Broadcasts Standards Council.
The decision came after a listener complained that the broadcast of unedited version of the song – which mentions the word three times – was ‘extremely offensive’ to gay, lesbian and bisexual people.
Alright, let me give the usual disclaimers for folks new to this blog. I have no problem with gays. I’m okay with civil unions and I think the Log Cabin Republicans should be a integral part of the GOP.
That being said, art is art. Words are just words. If you’re offended by the word “faggot” (no asterisks!) that’s a you problem. The Gay lobby is trying to make themselves a special-interest victim group to go along with all the others in North America. Good luck with that. Keep voting Democrat (or Labour) and see where you’re at in 50 years. Just ask you know who.
So if Canada wants to maintain consistency and prove to me they’re going to protect everyone’s feelings, they must ban all music from the 90’s rock band “Cracker.”