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Lady GaGa 'pro-gay' song banned in Malaysia

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Lady GaGa's 'Born This Way' has been banned by Malaysian radio stations for its pro-gay lyrics.

Parts of the song have been dubbed over with an indecipherable noise for its radio edit in the predominantly Muslim country after they were deemed "offensive" when viewed against Malaysians' religious beliefs.

One of the lyrics which has been omitted is: "No matter gay, straight or bi, lesbian, transgendered life, I'm on the right track baby."

A spokesperson for Amp Radio told The AP: "The particular lyrics in 'Born This Way' may be considered as offensive when viewed against Malaysia's social and religious observances.

"The issue of being gay, lesbian or [bisexual] is still considered as a 'taboo' by general Malaysians."

Malaysian gay rights activist Pan Khee Teik criticised the decision to ban parts of the song, adding that radio stations should be "a platform for marginalised voices and create understanding - not perpetuate ignorance and hate".

He continued: "Lady GaGa was attempting to address this very thing in her song. How dare they play that song and cut out its shining heart?"

It was recently reported that 'Born This Way' sold over one million downloads worldwide in less than five days.

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