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Canada, the most easily offended country in the world?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by JR, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. JR

    JR Active Member

    Ok, this idiocy is right up there with, oh, I don't know, Toronto City Council banning a perfomance by the Barenaked Ladies in 1991 because the mayor at the time found the band name to be offensive.

    http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2011/01/13/canada-the-worlds-most-easily-offended-country/

    Dire Straits "Money for Nothing" can no longer be played on Canadian airwaves because of the use of the word "faggot"

    Other than the song is 25 years old, who listens to a station that would still play this song?

    And there will be debates about it on CBC for the next three days. :)
     
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    But will they still get to play American Idiot? I bet they likey that one.
     
  3. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Your loss Canada. Your loss.
     
  4. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    I seem to recall in the mid-1980s, they played a shorter version of "Money for Nothing" without the offending verse.

    Maybe that "single" version of the song isn't available in this age of digital radio station programming.
     
  5. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Death of an American president, the 2006 "mocumentary" about the assassination of George W. Bush premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

    I'm guessing that didn't rile as many feathers as Money for Nothing or Bare Naked Ladies.
     
  6. JR

    JR Active Member

    Well, from some of the reviews I read, it should have been banned because it was a crappy movie.
     
  7. JR

    JR Active Member

    "Howdy, faggot"





     
  8. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I'll always remember doing a doubletake while watching an NFL game when I heard Pat Summerall announce, "And coming up at halftime, will be a performance, by Barenaked Ladies.:
     
  9. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Black '47's Livin in America contains this line:

    see him standing there with the ring in his ear
    and the grin on the side of his face
    with the fag in his mouth, oh i should watch out
    cos they say that he's a real hard case
    should I take me chance or say "no thanks"
    ah what the hell, nothin' ventured nothin' gained
    oh mammy dear, we're all mad over here
    livin' in america

    http://www.lyricstime.com/black-47-livin-in-america-lyrics.html

    I suppose that would be banned too.
     
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    They must love rap music up there.
     
  11. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    It means cigarette.
     
  12. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Only if you bum that fag.
     
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