Plenty of songs, particularly in the Rap genre, make repeated use of the N word. So far as I know those songs aren't banned in Canada. I don't care for that sort of music or lyrics, and I would probably change the channel if one of them came on the radio.
More PC nonsense. I think that some people go out of their way to be offended, if the listener is offended by a song that's over 30 years old, he's in a for more few shocks if he listens to any more music. Anyhow you should not be judging "history" by the standards of today. As far as I can remember the context of the song was That little faggot got his own jet airplane/That little faggot he’s a millionaire.” meaning something like that annoying twerp., or something similar. I do not remember it as being any way anti-gay
A very common name for a black dog in those days.One of the pilot has a dog called 'n1gger'.
On the F word controversy, Knopler had this to say back in 1984:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money_for_Nothing_(song)I got an objection from the editor of a gay newspaper in London - he actually said it was below the belt. Apart from the fact that there are stupid gay people as well as stupid other people, it suggests that maybe you can't let it have so many meanings - you have to be direct. In fact, I'm still in two minds as to whether it's a good idea to write songs that aren't in the first person, to take on other characters. The singer in "Money for Nothing" is a real ignoramus, hard hat mentality - somebody who sees everything in financial terms. I mean, this guy has a grudging respect for rock stars. He sees it in terms of, well, that's not working and yet the guy's rich: that's a good scam. He isn't sneering.
ITV has been attacked by an anti-censorship group for removing all references to a dog called "************************************" from the film the Dam Busters.
ITV attacked over Dam Busters censorship | Media | MediaGuardian