Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” Banned in Lebanon
Lady Gaga‘s Lebanese “monsters” will have to find ingenious ways to get a hold of the pop star’s “Born This Way” Album after the Western Asian country’s government banned the record for being “offensive to Christianity.”
According to the Christian Post, the Lebanese government impounded thousands of copies of “Born This Way” when the albums were shipped this week to the country where close to 40 percent of its more than four million people are Christians. The country’s General Secretary Department reportedly blocked the shipment “on grounds of bad taste.” The album’s ban comes in the aftermath of the government’s decision to also stop Gaga’s single “Judas” from being played on the radio.
“Born This Way,” the album, sold 1.1 million copies in its first week of release in the U.S. The album, which was officially released on May 23, has also topped the charts in several other countries, including the United Kingdom, where it has sold more than 250,000 units.