Canadian radio stations can resume playing Dire Straits' Money For Nothing* after a ban on the song was lifted.
The 1985 hit single was taken off the airwaves in January after a listener in Newfoundland complained about Mark Knopfler's use of the word "faggot".
His lyrics were deemed to be in a breach of a human rights clause in Canada's broadcasting code.The offended Newfie bitched to official Ottawa censors. The Goodsing Committee sat around for eight months listening to the faggot song before deciding "faggot" was okay since it was meant as satire. Besides, the word appeared only
I dunno quite how to interpret all this, but maybe you should check with your barrister before tweeting a faggot to Ontario in 140 characters or fewer.
Personally, I like to toss a short faggot into the fireplace every once in a while.
*No, Ben Bernanke didn't write it, but can you blame me for checking?
h/t John of the GMA