Saturday, 15 November 2008

The Elephant in the Room ... or in the Telly

When Hitz TV of Astro first aired the song called "I Kissed A Girl" by Kate Perry, I was utterly shocked that such a song was made or even aired on Malaysian television.

But after a few weeks, I realised that the title of the song was left in elipsis (I Kissed A ...) and when the chorus part came, "I kissed a girl, I liked it", the word "girl" was muted and it has been like that ever since.

Come on!

Don't you (the censorship board of Malaysia) think that people already know what the singer is singing? How dumb do you think Malaysians are? This song was already aired in full flesh when it was first shown. People already would have known by now what the song is talking about.

Just because you muted the word "girl" or put elipsis in the title, that doesn't mean the people would not be aware of the nature of the song. Have you forgotten of the existence of something called the INternet? Anyone with a computer and an Internet connection just have to go to Youtube, type "I Kissed A Girl - Kate Perry" and they can watch the song, uncensored, unedited.

What you could have done is ban the song altogether. But then again, the infamous Internet is still there.

So, you can't do much actually. What you are doing now is like trying to hide a white elephant in the room.

So everyone out there, enjoy the song!

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