Sorry, no, not a rap song that glorifies rape. Not a snuff song. Not a song glorifying get rich or die trying. Not a song promoting drugs or suicide or guns or murder. Well, it’s actually banned because of only one word. A hurtful word.
Canadian Broadcast Standards Council quietly banned a song you will know and remember but have not heard on the radio since last year when someone complained of a “hurtful word” in the 1980’s DIRE STRAITS hit “money for nothing” song.
Wow. That song has NOT BEEN ALLOWED TO BE PLAYED IN CANADA since last year!
I can remember some of the tune and some of the lyrics…
Can you think of the hurtful word?
Fine. Okay, if it’s a hurtful word, allright, I accept that. I don’t know that I’ve even heard that word for 30 years! The song was written 30 years ago and as far as I know has been played EVERYWHERE for 29 of those 30…the song (to my limited memory) is certainly not about hurting someone and not about offending any group.
I have my feeling hurt every time I listen to a rapper tell our teenagers that drugs are super. My heart aches evertime I see a guy hold a knife to a ladies throat on TV…
This is really all about priorities now that I think of it…so, here’s another word that springs to mind when I learn the word faggot has caused a 30 year old song to be outlawed in Canada: