"Canadian radio stations have been warned to censor the 1985 Dire Straits hit Money for Nothing, after a complaint the lyrics of the Grammy Award-winning song are derogatory to gay men.
A St. John's, Newfoundland, station should have edited the song to remove the word "f*ggot" because it violates Canada's human rights standards, according to ruling this week by the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council.
A unnamed listener to OZ FM in the Atlantic Coast province complained to the industry watchdog after hearing the song, which features Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler and fellow rock star Sting.
What was OK 25 years ago is not OK now. A clear deterioration in free speech.