Lady Gaga has urged her fans over in Malaysia to “protest peaceably” at the decision to censor the lyrics to her single “Born this way.” In the song, some of the words included are “no matter gay, straight or bi, lesbian or transgendered life, I’m on the right track, baby”. This had prompted non-government radio stations in the nation to garble the line when the song is played to listeners.
But the 24 year old pop star has encouraged “young people” in the country to have their voices heard and demand AMP network, “the largest private radio operator in Malaysia” play the full version.
Gaga said, “All the young people in Malaysia that want those words to be played on the radio, it is your job and it is your duty as young people to have your voices heard. You must do everything that you can if you want to be liberated by your society. You must call, you must not stop, you must protest peaceably.”
Pang Khee Teik, a Malaysian gay rights activist, was among the high profiles to also hit out at the ban. He said, “Lady Gaga was trying to address this very thing in her song. How dare they play that song and cut out its shining heart.”
Do you think the protests will win against the ban?