When censorship bites the hand that supports it

Mind boggling… It is shocking that, no matter how bad a song it is, Money For Nothing is being banned from Candian airwaves for using an offensive word.
The word in use is fa**ot, but the ban ignores the context in which it is used, which is actually hyper-critical of the character that is singing the song. May as well burn copies of Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn and To Kill A Mockingbird because they use the N word, regardless of the context in which it is used.

Of course, we already have instances of places in the United States banning Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer because of its use of the N word which has lead to edited versions being released.

What a world we now live in when artistic works that actually support causes of equality are now being removed because of their use of a word that could be offensive if it is used in a certain context. How depressing.


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Lostpedia SysOp, blogger, occasional writer for TVOvermind and consumer technology geek.

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