"Money for Nothing" came out 26 years ago and was a number one hit. The word faggot was not used in a deragatory manner, it was used (imo) sarcastically to describe Boy George or maybe a metal hair band (it was 1985). You have to understand the song and the context it was used in. Its a song about a working class guy watching music videos and thinking, "these dudes have it made, I should have been a rock star..."
"See the little faggot with the earring and the makeup, Yeah buddy that’s his own hair. That little faggot got his own jet airplane. That little faggot he’s a millionaire."I think its ridiculous to ban this song from the air. If these lyrics are offensive what about all the other lyrics out there that are no longer politically correct in today's overly sensitive world?
Let's lists a list of all the "offensive" song lyrics we can think of. (Please note - rock and roll type songs only, rap/hip hop doesn't count...which by the way they play on Canadian radio with the N word because that is not offensive.....?)
(I've heard Mark Knopfler was in an appliance store when he thought of this song, that's why the references to all the appliances, but I don't know if that's true).