I have not posted for a few months now, but will jump back into the fray. So I saw that yesterday the Canadian equivalent tothe FCC decided to ban this song from the airwaves unless it is reworded, because it has the word "Faggot". Please nobody ever tell me again that Canada is a more enlightened nation than ours.
Apparently some radio stations are already planning protests, with Money for Nothing marathons planned - click on the title of this post to see a link to this story.
I could understand someone not playing the video for the brief racy pictures of the hot chick more than for I can for use of the word "faggot". Either way I am not into "banning". I think whatever is percieved as bad speech should be countered with more speech. I get "public decency" clauses, as I dont want pornographic billboards for my kids to see, but this is ridiculous.
What else? Should the video be banned because it shows someone smoking? How about because it shows a heavy set guy (and we dont want to make our kids think that being heavy is OK)? What about all those appliances (it supports consumerism!)?.
Is this worth a national board banning an old song, when current songs are WAAAY worse?