Dire Straits' 'Money for Nothing' Deemed Offensive In Canada, Can't Air

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  1. GHP

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    Dire Straits' "Money for Nothing" can no longer be played in Canada in its original form since the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council has deemed the song offensive.

    The decision stems from a listener's complaint last year calling the lyrics  which contain the word "f----t" (faggot)  extremely offensive to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

    The song, which has been a classic rock staple for 25 years, earned the band a Grammy for best rock performance. The then state-of-the-art computer-animation video was also the first music video to air on MTV Europe.

    "Money for Nothing" -- co-written by Mark Knopfler and Sting  will have to be edited or cannot air, the council ruled.

    The council said: "The societal values at issue a quarter-century later have shifted and the broadcast of the song in 2010 must reflect those values, rather than those of 1985."

    :facepalm:
     
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    Faggot Canadians...
     
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    Hi GHP
     
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    Hi LHJ does that word offend you :)
     
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    low selfestitle Moderator Staff Member

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    This ruling is a thousand times gayer than the word "faggot."
     
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    Even back then the dumbfucks at MTV didn't understand that that song was against everything MTV stood for.
     
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    can someone post the lyric in question, id like to see the context before i make my ruling
     
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    Fixed. Forgot I was Canadian there for a second.
     
  9. Mr. Potato Head

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    See the little faggot with the earring and the makeup
    Yeah buddy that's his own hair
    That little faggot got his own jet airplane
    That little faggot he's a millionaire

    :dontknow:
     
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    It's about some macho guys watching MTV and talking about the life of rock stars:

    The little faggot with the earring and the makeup
    Yeah buddy, that's his own hair
    That little faggot got his own jet airplane
    That little faggot he's a millionaire

    :dance:
     
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    I suppose this lyric will be changed next because it's racist. "Bangin' on the bongoes like a chimpanzee" :facepalm:
     
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    No... its about bands with talent not wanting to be on MTV.

    It's all very ironic, you know.
     
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    On the plus-side this is the death knell for rap :)
     
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    :facepalm:
     
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    thanks for the lyrics!!

    ill bet 25 years ago that song was pumping in a gay night club and all the faggots were singing that part the loudest.
     
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    I didn't know they wrote that about Howard!
     
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    Either you are young or you lived under a rock.


    They do have a radio edit. We have a little station that always played the edited version.

    The little Queenie with the earring and the makeup
    Yeah buddy, that's his own hair
    That little Queenie got his own jet airplane
    That little Queenie he's a millionaire​

    It is amazing some of the radio edits stars have put out.
     
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    Mark Knoppler said he got the idea when he was having a refrigerator delivered and the delivery men were talking about the videos playing on the TV. They were saying that it was the life, money for nothing.
     
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    Well what the fuck does he know?
     
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    The same faggots that ban this shit are the same ones that'll say jesus in piss is art, because it ignites a discusion......maaaaaaaaaaaaan.