26 years after the song Money For Nothing was released, Canada has decided to ban it. The song, which was written by Sting and Mark Knopfler, was deemed offensive because it contains the word f*****t. At the time it was written, the word was not offensive as it is now. I mean I would hardly call Sting a homophobe or someone who would say something derogatory about homosexuals.
The ruling by the Canadian Broadcast Council says the song can no longer be played without being edited for broadcast. I understand what they were trying to accomplish here, but it seems like their time could have been put to better use doing something else. They probably had studioes on this and had hearings and spent a lot of money to decide the fate of a song that probably is played on the radio in Canada a few times a year. I hear Macarena more often than I hear Money For Nothing. Mark Knopfler says he has received complaints before, but said that it was not coming from his point of view, but the character in the song. What do you think? Would you have banned it?