Dire Straits' "Money for Nothing" won't air in Canada


…at least not in its original form. The popular 80’s Classic Rock tune can no longer be played in Canada in its original form since the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council has deemed it offensive. This, stemming from a listener’s complaint last year calling the lyrics — which contain the verse “That little f—-t’s got his own jet airplane. That little f—-t’s a millionaire” — offensive to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

Said the Council: “The societal values at issue a quarter-century later have shifted and the broadcast of the song in 2010 must reflect those values, rather than those of 1985.”

The then state-of-the-art computer-animation video won many accolades and the song earned the band a Grammy for best rock performance.

“Money for Nothing” — co-written by Mark Knopfler and Sting – will have to be edited or cannot air, the council ruled.