Katy Perry Banned

Dubai radio stations boycott No.1 single for racy lyrics
Tuesday , 19 August 2008
Katy Perry Banned
Katy Perry on stage

The current number one song in the UK singles chart has been banned by some radio stations in the UAE for racy lyrics that include the phrase, "I kissed a girl and I liked it."

The controversial song by KATY PERRY, also number three in the US singles chart, has drawn criticism for some quarters for promoting lesbianism and promiscuity, and rasied fears about the influence of Western culture and music on Arab youths.

UAE daily Gulf News reported on Tuesday that Gulf News Broadcasting and other radio stations in the Emirates have boycotted the popular track, although some stations are continuing to air the song. For daily celebrity news updates sign up to our newsletter www.ahlanlive.com/newsletter