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Boo! Malaysian Radio Stations Censor GaGa's 'Gay' Born This Way Lyrics

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This is NOT cool, Malaysia.

Radio stations in Malaysia are refusing to play some lines from Lady GaGa's Born This Way, because they "encourage public acceptance of gays."

Boo! Here are some of the lyrics that are being edited:

"No matter gay, straight or bi, lesbian, transgendered life, I'm on the right track, baby."

Here's what Malaysia's AMP Radio Networks had to say about it:

"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."

Here's what Malaysian gay rights activist Pang Khee Teik had to say about AMP Radio Networks' decision:

"[The media should be] a platform for marginalized voices and create understanding - not perpetuate ignorance and hate."

"Lady Gaga was attempting to address this very thing in her song. How dare they play that song and cut out its shining heart. We just want the same thing as everyone else: to love, be loved and have our songs played on the radio."

Right on, Pang!

We're sad to hear this decision by Malaysian radio stations, but we're glad to see people like Pang standing up for what is right!


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55 comments to “Boo! Malaysian Radio Stations Censor GaGa's 'Gay' Born This Way Lyrics”

  1. M: says – reply to this


    who cares seriously?? this lyrics sucks. at least everytime madonna does lyrics for gay ppl it shocks. and more tody its express urself international download day. its rocking the charts all over the world.and this hit has 22 years old

  2. M: says – reply to this


    gaga is over noone talks about her single

  3. 3

    While I believe that gay people should have equal rights, I think that you need to realize that Malaysia is not like America. It will take a long, long time- if ever- for them to accept homosexuality. Not every culture is pushing for equal rights. It's not just a gay issue. People of every race, religion, gender, age, etc. are discriminated against all over the world. As sad as I find it, I don't think there will ever be equal rights for all.

  4. 4

    Despite it being a taboo in Malaysia, eventually they have to accept that gays do exist in their community and everywhere for that matter and there's nothing wrong with that. Why can't people just accept people for who they are and it doesn't matter if they're gay. And being gay doesn't define who the person is, it's just their sexual orientation.

    Malaysia….just play the song as it is…with all the lyrics! :-)

  5. 5


  6. 6

    oh no. you should snort some cyanide or hang yourself to protest this travisty perez. that'll show 'em right bb? you stupid fucking pile of hog shit. keep rocking malaysia!

  7. buck says – reply to this


    maybe the Malaysian people were 'born another way' and they aren't buying into pushing a perverted mental health disorder into pop-culture

  8. 8

    Shut it Perez. This shit should be banned in the US too. Not because of the gay shit, but because it's a BAD song! BYE BYE LADY FAFA!

  9. 9

    Maybe it is because Malaysia is a Muslim country.

  10. 10

    I think homophobic behaviour like this is just childish. Seriously, grow up, Malaysia, and open your eyes.

  11. 11

    Just so long as no one goes barefooted!

  12. 12

    Hmmm, this from the land of the lady boys?

  13. 13


  14. 14

    Fuck you, have some respect for their rights. I didn't see your fat gay ass throwing this hissy fit when that little girl covered this shitty song and changed the lyrics. For all of you out there, be proud if your gay, but don't cram it down others throughts. You have no fucking right to tell other people how they should feel. Get the fuck over yourselves.

  15. 15

    Re: M: – You just did, moron ! You're usually one of the first to comment on posts about Gaga. Stalker !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. 16

    Maybe they refuse to play the song because it FUCKING SUCKS. honestly her other stuff was ok, but this new song is downright horrendous…

  17. 17

    What did you expect ? It's a predominantly Mulism country. Muslims are NOT the most accepting of diversity. Pisslam is a danger to the entire world.

  18. 18

    Horrible…. Equality for ALL!

  19. 19

    im surprised that anyone still cares about her or that song… didnt we all see her true colors when she teamed up with Target??? Perez - move on already.. we all have

  20. 20

    When are you going to get it through your brain, Perez: when you go to someone else's country, you have to abide by their rules. So Malaysians aren't as "open minded" as Americans and other countries…. That IS there culture, and you still need to respect that.

  21. 21

    why so surprised?? it IS Malaysia after all. so? they do it all the time. NEXT!

  22. 22

    Re: catlover – That is exactly what I was going to say!! The idea of equal rights is very cute and politically correct, but it will never happen.

  23. 23

    Maybe they censored it because it's a shitty song … think about it.

  24. 24

    You do realize that Malaysia is a nation that punishes "crimes" such as infidelity and alcohol consumption with caning right? Why on earth would you think your Western ideals would have any place in a country like that? You come off ignorant and imposing, which is the exact reason why countless nations hate Westerners in the first place.

  25. 25

    Wow if they cut that part or any part of the song they should basically just not play the song cuz the song is saying eveyrone was born that way so they should stfu

  26. 26

    people have made good points. as much as something i like what you have to say perez, you're a prick. oh dear god they edited the word gay. well its not america, and not everyone is gay. so youre gay, COOL, let us live a straight life. We can be tolerant without having to be shoved your opinions down our throats.

  27. 27

    um ya this is Malaysia soo..
    wasn't this expected?

  28. 28

    That is the culture of Malaysia, get over it.

  29. 29

    Let me enlighten everyone here. I have lived in Malaysia for extended periods of time. It is probably one of the most progressive of those countries with a Muslim-majority population.

    Like America, you can find very liberal sections, usually in the urban areas, and also very conservative sections that are very anti-gay. Like America, the way the authorities censor things seems very random and depends very much on which officers are in charge. The population is extremely diverse and there is a HUGE gay community in Kuala Lumpur. The police knows this but they almost never prosecute, even for Malaysians that are Muslims (Muslims comprise about 60% of the population).

    On the other hand, you can have a former deputy prime minister sacked and sent to jail for allegedly being gay (although I personally do not think it is true, not that there would be anything wrong if it was).

    Perez might know about that Malaysian guy who came out by posting a video on Youtube for "It Gets Better". But the authorities were liberal enough not to send him to jail.

    Legally, homosexual acts are a criminal offense in the country but prosecution happens very rarely. The same thing goes for alcohol consumption (except for one famous case) and infidelity. I think that the authorities do not really care, except when they want to score some political points.

  30. 30

    Malaysia is Malaysia . . . respect its culture and laws!

  31. 31

    Yay! Good job Malaysia!!! I salute you! Obviously they don't like shitty music.

  32. 32

    I'd ban the whole song from radio. It's like a parody.

  33. 33

    Here's how I stand. I do understand why she put those lyrics in the song - but literally last night I said to my husband that by doing so she was alienating so many other people that could be supported by that song. I am disabled and the lyric about how life's disabilities leave you bullied and teased mean a lot to me, but then to have that followed up by the LGBT line almost makes it feel cheapened to me. There are more than 1 type of person who needs to feel stood up for bc they are different; and from what I hear the gay community screaming is that they are NO different - they are EQUAL. So the whole thing just confuses me really. I get what Gaga was going for - I appreciate it - but bad execution.

  34. 34

    Re: M:
    Sorry, but I've never found Madonna's lyrics or any of her antics to be shocking. I guess you must be easily shocked.

  35. 35

    Re: catlover – …i COMPLETELY agree and I'm glad you are saying that. Perez, I like to hate you on..& I hate that i find myself on this website reading your grammatical errors and watching you stomp your foot .."NOT COOL MALAYSIA" it's malaysia, what do you expect. I honestly bet you couldn't find it on a MAP. Get a life, trife hoe

  36. 36

    haha if they're going to bleep out the lyrics..WHY play the song at all? Oh my god, it's ridiculous obviously but that song has one meaning and one meaning only, so no matter what lyrics you take out..they should just ban the song if they find it 'offensive'.

  37. 37

    Re: buck

    What does religion have to do with this?

  38. 38

    Every cover I hear of this song takes that part out… It's so disappointing.

  39. 39

    FIFTH week at the #1 spot on Billboard, bitches. Don't worry Britney fans, we won't Hold it Against You…

  40. 40

    Malaysia is a mostly muslim nation… not surprising at all.

  41. 41

    Re: pienado – No, that would be Thailand.

  42. 42

    Re: M: – Number 1 FOR 5 WEEKS IN A ROW, trust me people are talking… also, its pretty obvious that a shit ton of people love it.

  43. 43

    mooslums are the most bigoted people on the planet. Their unholy book says it is their duty to kill Jews and Christians and homosexuals and apostates and anyone who in a non-mooslum. pisslam is a supremacist, totalitarian ideology that has no place in America. Malaysia is a shithole of repression and bigotry.

    We make a grave mistake by allowing these bigoted people into our country. And any Westerner makes a grave mistake in going to any pisslamic shithole. Fuck pisslam. Fuck moehammy the murdering raping pedophile. Fuck alalalala.

  44. 44

    attention gays! with perez hilton as your voice on this cause of equality, you will never be taken seriously. here is a grown man who tags articles regarding equal rights as "icky icky poo". his effeminate flamboyance and babyish vernacular actually serve to make light of an issue that appears to be very important to you. don't let this piece of shit be your voice! he is a glaring embarrassment to your cause and deserves to be ignored. there you go.

  45. 45

    Uh, youre acting like this is a big shock. What did you expect from Malaysia. Not every place in the world is going to magically be ok with lyrics that disrespect their beliefs.

  46. 46

    The capital letters at the end of every post is very unprofessional, Perez. Especially when you're pushing this issue. The "EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL! EVERYWHERE!" makes you look unprofessional, not passionate.

  47. @v@ says – reply to this


    That's just radio stations. Be assured that Malaysians are downloading the intended version. Trying to control people always backfires.

  48. 48

    This post really aggravated me. It annoys me greatly sometimes at how backwards Malaysia can be with these things (and their drug laws) but at the same time it really isn't. I'm all for equality but Perez don't go shooting your mouth off for all your readers about a country you know absolutely nothing about. You have to respect it and the culture and realise as sad as it may be, that's the way it is and for many other things there. It is not like America or many other western countries.

  49. 49

    SERIOUSLY, there's NO BIG DEAL..

    what with that Pang Khee Teik?? Everyone [most Malaysian] already know what is behind the sensor so, either it's blocked or not by Malaysia Radio Station, Lady Gaga's messages is still delivered. [Malaysians are smart enough to use the internet and download the original version =,=]

  50. 50

    malaysian little monster still can hear the uncensored version on the internet, so it's not really a big deal.

  51. 51

    How fucking DARE they censor that lyric? ACCEPTANCE AND EQUALITY IS WHAT THE SONG IS ABOUT. THAT IS THE MESSAGE. They should play it in its original form or NOT AT ALL.

  52. 52

    Re: M: – You talk about her all the time and her new single. Your obsessed with her and you are helping her with the fame.
    The lyrics doesn't suck, it's about loving yourself and if it was Madonna that wrote that song you would say it is the best song ever. There are other artist than Madonna, do you know that? If Lady GaGa had been on the time when Madonna was and Madonna was on the Lady GaGa's time (hope you know what I mean) then you would talk shit about Madonna. They are both just as good. You love Madonna and hate GaGa, we get it already. Stop wasting time on her because she is only going to get more famous, there is no stopping her and Madonna likes her so get over it.
    Lady GaGa is the it today, Madonna had her time and she still shows up time to time. But that doesn't mean someone new can't come in.
    GaGa is here to stay.

  53. 53

    it is a terrible song anyway, whether it is Pro gay or not….good for Malaysia, their ears will be safe from that try too hard song that is meant to be uplifting.

  54. china says – reply to this


    those "lyrics" suck anyway.

  55. 55

    I don't get what's offensive in that song…