Dire Straits Gay Ban Details

01/17/2011
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Explore Music has an extensive article detailing the recent ban of the Dire Straits classic "Money for Nothing," here is part of that report: On February 1, 2010, Oz-FM in St. John's, Newfoundland, played the original album version of "Money for Nothing." One listener was most upset:

A song was aired, "Money For Nothing" by Dire Straits, and included the word "faggot" a total of three times. I am aware of other versions of the song, in which the word was replaced with another, and yet OZ FM chose to play and not censor this particular version that I am complaining about. I find this extremely offensive as a member of the LGBT community and feel that there is absolutely no valid reason for such discriminatory marks to be played on-air.

Unable to reach a satisfactory resolution with the radio station, the matter moved to the CBSC. After deliberating the matter, the panel ruled in favor of the listener. a lot more details

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