Lady Gaga’s hit song “Born This Way” doesn’t sound the same in Malaysia as it does in other parts of the world, according to reports. The song is largely about tolerance: “Whether you’re broke or evergreen, You’re black, white, beige, chola descent, You’re Lebanese, you’re orient, Whether life’s disabilities, Left you outcast, bullied or teased, Rejoice and love yourself today”
But it includes lyrics such as ‘No matter gay, straight or bi, lesbian, transgendered life, I’m on the right track, baby.’ On Malaysian radio, those lines have been edited out.
The country is notoriously conservative when it comes to Western popstars. A few of Kylie Minogue’s music videos have been banned there; Black Eye Peas’s Fergie covered up during a 2009 gig in Kuala Lumpur; and in 2009, Beyoncé was asked to tone down her concert in that country (she later postponed it).
Lady Gaga – Born This Way