Some fans of the BBC singing competition ‘Let it Shine’ are outraged after crucial LGBT lyrics were taken out of a performance of Lady Gaga’s hit Born This Way. In one of the recent episodes semi-finalists Iron Sun perform the controversial cover of the 2011 song for the judges Gary Barlow, Dannii Minogue and Martin Kemp. Lyrics that were taken out from the song included: “No matter gay, straight, or bi, lesbian, transgendered life. I’m on the right track baby. I was born to survive”. “Don’t be a drag, just be a queen,” was also removed.
The social networks audience reacted actively, without choosing words to express their irritation towards changing the lyrics of the superhit. “As if they f***ing had to straighten up Born This Way. F*** off BBC. #LetItShine,” wrote one viewer on twitter. Another disgruntled person said: “So the BBC edited Born This Way for #letitshine so it didn’t mention any LGBT references. Surely that’s the whole message of the song?” “#letitshine how can you sing born this way without mentioning anything about equality and diversity ??? It’s the point of the song,” someone else added.