Lady Gaga has unveiled a “country road” version of her hit single, “Born This Way” which she produced herself. The new song version features a slide guitar, mandolin and a harmonica for an authentic country feel. However, certain lyrics Lady Gaga penned for the new release have caused her song to be censored in certain countries. Lady Gaga is not happy about that but urges fans to keep cool heads n their protests.
The 24 year old singer-songwriter’s original version of “Born This Way” still remains at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for the sixth week in succession.
Now Lady Gaga has asked her fans in the Muslim country of Malaysia to remain peaceful as they protest about a decision to garble the words of the latest song, to make gay-friendly lyrics unintelligible.
The words “no matter gay, straight or bi, lesbian or transgendered life, I’m on the right track, baby” feature in the song and non-government radio stations in Malaysia mixed up the line so that listeners cannot understand it. Lady Gaga is incensed at that and is whipping up the young people of Malaysia into a protest to demand that AMP Networks (Malaysia’s largest private radio operator) play the full, undoctored version. She has said it is their “job and [their] duty to be 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.”
Gay rights activist in Malaysia,Pang Khee Teik, also criticized the radio group’s decision to censor the song, saying that it had removed the whole point of the song.
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