Thursday, March 17, 2011

From WFMZ - Malaysia Gags Lady Gaga

Talk about missing the point... Read this

2 comments:

Jamiegottagun said...

And when the Rolling Stones released "Let's Spend The Night Together," in 1967, many radio stations refused to play it, which is how "Ruby Tuesday" came to be a hit: it was the flip side, and people were buying the 45 to hear the song the radio stations wouldn't let them.

And when the Stones appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show, he made them change the words to "Let's spend some time together."

Malaysia is a developing country. They are just beginning to throw-off many of the social idiosyncrasies they have held for thousands of years. As their economy develops, and there are more opportunities for people, the old taboos will fade, just like they faded here in the US as we became a global entity.

Give them time. We have a head start. It's not fair to judge them by the same standard we judge ourselves.

Katherine said...

I look at it this way, yes they are a developing country but that does not excuse bigotry and ignorance. Using the logic you explain it is ok for the LGBT individuals to be put to death in developing nations that still see it as immoral and wrong...

This might seem like it is a huge leap but is it? Was the objection to sexually explicit language in the 60's based on the same type intolerance as anti LGBT laws and discrimination? I don't know about you but I never heard about anyone being put to death for liking the Rolling Stones...