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Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Censored in Malaysia for Pro-Gay Lyrics

Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Censored in Malaysia for Pro-Gay Lyrics

 
Lady Gaga attends the Mugler Women's Ready-to-Wear Fall/Winter 2011 show looking a bit like a modern Bride of Frankenstein. (Bauer Griffin)

Lady Gaga's Malaysian fans will have to deal with a heavily edited version of her hit song "Born This Way." The AP reports that broadcasters in the majority Muslim nation refuse to play lyrics from the song that endorse homosexual lifestyles.

Radio stations have been playing a version of the track that has garbled nonsense in place of the lyrics: "No matter gay, straight or bi, lesbian, transgendered life, I'm on the right track, baby." Malaysia's AMP Radio Networks explain that they've been playing the censored version of the song to stay in line with strict government rules surrounding media.

"The particular lyrics in 'Born This Way' may be considered as offensive when viewed against Malaysia's social and religious observances," the company said in a statement. "The issue of being gay, lesbian or (bisexual) is still considered as a 'taboo' by general Malaysians."

Gaga isn't the first artist to run afoul of strict religous taboos in Malaysia. Madonna and Beyonce Knowles have both faced protests, threats of violence and government threats to shut down their performances when they scheduled tour dates there.

Gaga has yet to speak out about the censorship, but the issue of gay advocacy is one close to her heart, and she recently severed a business relationship with Target stores over political donations that flew against her support of gay marriage.

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