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- Posted on Aug 31st 2011 3:45PM by Jenny Charlesworth
Juan Naharro Gimenez
According to a report released Wednesday, Aug. 31, and reported by the CBC, individual radio stations are once again able to decide for themselves whether to play the now-infamous classic rock tune. While the CBSC still maintains the lyric is offensive -- a claim Dire Straits keyboardist Guy Fletcher called "hilarious" and "unbelievable" when the ban was placed earlier this year -- the board believes the term needs to be taken in context. They will permit Canadian broadcasters to play the original version of 'Money for Nothing' if they're unhappy with the version that edits out "faggot."
We wonder what Fletcher and frontman Mark Knopfler have to say now after going through this whole ordeal. Our best guess? A whole slew of words banned by the CBSC.