66 Posted January 14, 2011 Share Posted January 14, 2011 Saw this in the paper, and thought it had to be a joke. Apparently someone recently complained to the CBSC, over the use of an anti-gay term deemed offensive (and it is offensive), contained within the Dire Straits hit "Money for Nothing." And so, 25-years after the song became a hit single, it has been banned in its original form, though an edited version can be aired. The song is not intended to be anti-homosexual, and it really isn't. I have a lot of gay friends, who find this far sillier than I do. Mostly, I find it sad, in this day and age, the complainant found nothing more pertinent to fight for, whether it be in his/her municipality, country or within the gay community. And that the complaint was given such heavy merit. Some of the comments attached to these articles are interesting. Many folks bring forth examples of songs written by Dylan, Springsteen and the Stones with material that could easily be deemed far more offensive. Sorry to sound off, was never a huge fan of the song (though I do remember when it was big), but overall I find this a little ridiculous. Maybe a part of me is a little surprised it didn't happen in the States first. http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/1221893.html http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2011/01/14/way-eh-canadian-station-defies-money-ban/?test=faces Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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