China finally takes Lady Gaga off blacklist, as ARTPOP gets greenlight for release.
Three years ago the Chinese government deemed Lady Gaga’s provocative repertoire a risk to China’s “cultural security”, but now Chinese little monsters can rejoice as her latest album ARTPOP gets approved for release. It is also reported that six songs from her back catalogue are to be taken off the 100 Foreign Songs blacklist (which also bizarrely includes Backstreet Boys classic I Want It That Way).
I’m so excited!!!! The Chinese Government Approved ARTPOP to be released in China with all 15 songs! Next I hope I can come to perform!
— Goddess of Love (@ladygaga) January 14, 2014
Despite pirated copies of Gaga’s music being distributed throughout the country, none of the Applause singer’s albums were officially available in shops. They were considered offensive for “poor taste and vulgar content” by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television.
Of course, the album’s cover has been amended slightly to show less skin, while songs like Sexxx Dreams have been changed to X Dreams to comply with China’s strict standards.
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