Dire Straits Song Runs Afoul Of Canadian Standards Council
January 13, 2011 at 4:22 AM (PT)
The CANADIAN BROADCAST STANDARDS COUNCIL has ruled that "Money For Nothing" by DIRE STRAITS, is too offensive for Canadian broadcasts because of its use of the word "faggot." The ruling, reports THE VANCOUVER SUN, responded to a complaint submitted to CHOZ/ST. JOHN over a FEBRUARY 1st airing of an unedited version of the song.
The complainant claimed the lyrics were "extremely offensive" to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
The offeding lyrics:
The little faggot with the earring and the makeup
Yeah, buddy, that's his own hair
That little faggot's got his own jet airplane
That little faggot, he's a millionaire
The council is an independent body created by Canadian radio and television broadcasters to review the standards of their content.