DSCN7387International: Malaysia and China remain two Asian countries that ban some popular Western pop stars for what it alleges are either their pro gay lyrics, vulgarity or culturally offensive.

Lady Gaga was banned from performing in Malaysia for her famous line “No matter gay, straight, or bi, lesbian, transgendered life…” from her now famous “Born This Way” song. That was despite tickets sold out for her 52,000 seat show in that Muslim-majority country. The country, that has strict anti-gay laws deems the words as offensive even though the lyrics talk of an inclusive society

Needless to say, Malaysia’s public radio stations either edit out the lyrics or opt from not playing the song all together.

Malaysia is rigidly opposed to equality rights and upholds “Section 377A,” a British colonial-era law banning same-sex relations and making it punishable by public flogging and up to 20 years in jail.

In 2009, conservative Muslim groups also protested against Beyonce’s “risque” tour attire and what it said were her overly-sexy dance moves.

Cultural laws in Malaysia forbid any hint of cleavage as the Islamic country strongly suggests that women be covered from shoulder to knee.

Miley Cyrus is banned from China for posting a picture of herself imitating a Chinese friend. She presently continues to be forbidden from performing, or operating any business in the country.

In 2006, communist-party ruled China banned Jay-Z for his vulgar lyrics, forcing him to cancel his Shanghai show.

“We just don’t understand this one. Didn’t they know his music before they booked him for a show,” said mix1041.cbslocal.com

Source: mix1041.cbslocal.com

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