Quick Comment: Song Censorship

On the way home at 10.30pm the night before, J. heard the song “Unfaithful” by Rihanna on the radio.

It went:

I might as well take [SILENCE] and put it to his head

The censored words are, of course, “a gun”.

Um. What’s the point? Are we afraid that children will hear these terrible words and be scarred or worse still, become assassins? The terrible influence of radio, especially when added to the uncensored television shows and movies with violence.

In the meantime, J. guesses the kids will just have to be happy with listening to decent lyrics like Akon’s “Smack That”.

Maybe go to my place and just kick it, like Taebo.
And possibly bend you over.
Look back and watch me
Smack that, all on the floor,
Smack that, give me some more,
Smack that, ’till you get sore
Smack that, oooh.


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by CS on October 5, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    The problem likely being that the censorship board doesn’t know what Akon’s trying to smack.

    Or maybe smacking is a euphemism already and the censorship board considers that Akon has already censored himself in some manner and therefore requires no further censorship.


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