Or how Canada went bonkers. A radio station has been sanctioned for playing the Dire Straits song, Money for Nothing:
Canadian radio station have been warned to censor the 1985 Dire Straits hit “Money for Nothing,” after a complaint that the lyrics of the Grammy Award-winning song were derogatory to gay men.
A St. John’s, Newfoundland, station should have edited the song to remove the word “faggot” because it violates Canada’s human rights standards, according to ruling this week by the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council.
Good Lord. For any Dire Straits starved Canadians, here’s a video of a live performance of Money for Nothing. Eh?