SA hates new Lady Gaga song

2011-04-20 11:19

Several South African music lovers have expressed their distaste for Lady Gaga’s new hit song Judas, calling it “awful and inappropriate” and are now appealing that the track be removed from the air.

This upset was confirmed yesterday by DJs and music managers of various radio stations.

Judas, which was released worldwide on Friday is recorded on the controversial artist’s album, Born This Way.

International news websites reported yesterday that Christian groups are livid about the song’s contentious lyrics.

South Africans soon followed suit.

94.7 Highveld Stereo and Kfm’s Mark Pilgrim played the song on Saturday during the Kia Take 40 programme and again on Monday during the Afternoon Drive programme.

“Throughout the Sunday programme the feedback was rather divided,” said Pilgrim.

“On Saturday however, there were only two people who said they liked the song.

“The rest of the comments were very negative. If the negative feedback increases, I would not want to keep playing the song.” Pilgrim added.

He also tweeted late on Tuesday that the Afternoon Drive will not be playing the song for the time being, because the station received “thousands of SMSes” in reaction to it.

Paul Rotherham of 94.7 also wrote on his Facebook page that he would personally prefer not to play Judas.

“I have trouble understanding how the new Lady Gaga lyrics can NOT be interpreted as offensive. If it were my choice, I would refuse to play it.” 

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