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Canada Bans Dire Straits Song, Money For Nothing

Hits: 15018 | Rating: (2.5) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: madest
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Male, 18-29, Canada
 231 Posts
Sunday, May 22, 2011 8:46:30 PM
wth? I still hear it on the radio

Male, 30-39, Canada
 127 Posts
Friday, January 14, 2011 2:42:06 PM
@Volsunga Read the posts, the CBSC is not a government agency, but a council made up of private broadcasters in Canada. They are the ones that asked that member stations edit the song. So it could air, as is on the public broadcaster, CBC.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 1167 Posts
Friday, January 14, 2011 2:12:26 PM
Man, this is like my favorite oldies song. Not because of the faggot reference -though I still sI am a racist! a tad when I hear them say it- but because I think the opening guitar solo is one of the best ever. Right up there with Crazy Train.

Male, 40-49, Western US
 248 Posts
Friday, January 14, 2011 12:37:19 PM
I have always said that you don't have to be a homosexual to be a faggot. I have a couple of friends who prove that statement.

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17367 Posts
Friday, January 14, 2011 11:53:10 AM
The band Dire Straits is anything but bigoted. The whole song was sarcasm aimed at people that think making it big as a band is easy.

Unfortunately most people didn't get the gist of the song. The repetitive line "I want my MTV" is why it became so popular.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 96 Posts
Friday, January 14, 2011 11:50:23 AM
anyone noticed that at the point when they are singing about "the little faggot" and there is that music video on the tv the song title of that songs sais "baby baby" thats not discrimination it is a prediction and predictions are -when they come true- the truth and thus not discrimination biatch BTW according to southpark a faggot is someone who drives a harley davidson and makes a lot of noise all the time

Female, 18-29, Canada
 13 Posts
Friday, January 14, 2011 11:06:09 AM
We're all shocked that censorship exists?

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1548 Posts
Friday, January 14, 2011 10:59:08 AM
An American company publishing a censored version of Huck Finn is different from the Canadian GOVERNMENT banning a song because it's "offensive" on pretty shaky terms. Governments can set precedent.
But I think everyone can agree that both are stupid.

Male, 60-69, Europe
 5494 Posts
Friday, January 14, 2011 10:00:08 AM
Last year the BBC tried to ban Fairy Tale of New York for the same reason.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 3088 Posts
Friday, January 14, 2011 9:53:29 AM
-.- banding a song? well then I officially declare stupidity banned!

Male, 30-39, Southern US
 6716 Posts
Friday, January 14, 2011 7:48:42 AM
Really? Come on. Its just a song. Lighten up.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 14177 Posts
Friday, January 14, 2011 7:11:18 AM
So in the name of free speech here's song to Justin Beaver because I hate him.Link to song not NSFW, small children, PC fascists, small animals and those of you with a stick up your ass. Also no I don't hate gay people IT'S A JOKE!

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 14177 Posts
Friday, January 14, 2011 7:04:51 AM
This is what when you let the far left get complete control just as bad as the far right. They'll ban anything they don't like or deem not "PC" because they now how to protect you beter than yourself. Next all sharp corners will have to be rounded off and everyone will have to live in a bubble raising a generation oblivious to the reality of the real world.

Male, 40-49, Canada
 4783 Posts
Friday, January 14, 2011 7:03:21 AM
@Samsquanch... LOL. 100% AGREED

Male, 18-29, Canada
 487 Posts
Friday, January 14, 2011 5:29:48 AM
i find it funny how they're up in arms about the word faggot but you can hear nigga x1000 in some crappy pop 'rap' song no problem.

This really pissed me off, not a huge Mark knopfler fan but the guitar riff from that song is just awesome. In addition, they get their knickers in a twist but a toronto radio station offers the westboro baptists a live, on-air interview to stop them picketing at the Tucson, AZ victims funerals.

Sure, we'll let those whackos on the air... But the word faggot (which is used in a legit context in this song) is completely unacceptable.


Male, 30-39, Canada
 794 Posts
Friday, January 14, 2011 4:08:15 AM
I love the responses from the Americans talking about how stupid Canadians are...just after Huckleberry Fin was edited to remove "I am a racist!" and replace it with "slave".

Male, 30-39, Europe
 3000 Posts
Friday, January 14, 2011 12:45:54 AM
The song was making fun of people displaying attitudes like that of the "custom kitchen" installer in the song.

If anything, custom kitchen installers should be up in arms for the unfavourable way they were portrayed in the song.

Male, 30-39, Australia
 25198 Posts
Thursday, January 13, 2011 11:48:40 PM
Thats just dumb

Male, 18-29, Canada
 1105 Posts
Thursday, January 13, 2011 11:47:53 PM
I've heard it played on the radio stations up here, the just silence out "faggot" However, many songs can still say "bitch" and "ass"

Male, 40-49, Australia
 8285 Posts
Thursday, January 13, 2011 10:00:06 PM
"broadcasters shall ensure that their programming contains no abusive or unduly discriminatory material or comment which is based on matters of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status or physical or mental disability"

Well that rules out every single TV and radio program ever.

Male, 50-59, Western US
 2402 Posts
Thursday, January 13, 2011 9:56:45 PM

No fag is okay, but you can't say faggot. Go figure.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 916 Posts
Thursday, January 13, 2011 9:04:52 PM
In light of this decision they've already started censoring existing videos.

http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=dlPjxz4LGak

Female, 30-39, Canada
 840 Posts
Thursday, January 13, 2011 8:28:15 PM
So this was just one the news. Apparently just censoring those bits. Meh, fair enough I guess...

Male, 18-29, Western US
 73 Posts
Thursday, January 13, 2011 8:24:06 PM
Is this because the song says the word "fag"?

Male, 13-17, Canada
 2068 Posts
Thursday, January 13, 2011 8:08:46 PM
why is it always the little pointless things that always get banned

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