Lady Gaga’s New Album Banned in Lebanon

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Lebanon has impounded shipments of pop singer Lady Gaga's new album Born This Way on grounds that it is offensive to Christianity.

Officials cite what they call the album's “bad taste” as a reason for the ban. Lady Gaga is known for her provocative lyrics, and she draws on religious and sexual themes in her new album.

The country had already banned a song on the album entitled “Judas” earlier this year. The song is named for the disciple in Christianity who betrayed Jesus, whom Christians believe is the Son of God.

Lebanese law leans on the side of banning inflammatory things in an effort to keep the country's fragile mix of several religious sects happy.

The album's title track has already caused an uproar in Malaysia for “promoting sexuality.” It was allowed to play on the radio only after a line in the song referring to different sexual orientations was removed.