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Country radio bans straight love song claiming lyrics promote ‘gay agenda’

Country radio bans straight love song claiming lyrics promote ‘gay agenda’

When Katy Perry first hit the big time in 2008, it was because of her insanely catchy song I Kissed A Girl.

But that was pop, and in country there is a lot of work still to be done.

Country radio stations have banned the song, Girl Crush, because they claim the lyrics ‘promote the gay agenda’.

The song is about wanting an ex back so much, she would ‘taste her lips, cause they taste like you’.

Sung by Little Big Town member Karen Fairchild, she croons: ‘I want to drown myself in a bottle of her perfume / I want her long blond hair, I want her magic touch / Yeah cause maybe then, you’d want me just as much.’

Several listeners took it to mean the singer was interested in women, and claimed they would stop listening to stations if they continued to play the song.

‘You are just promoting the gay agenda on your station and I am changing the channel and never listening to you ever again!!’ one individual from Texas wrote in to say.

Radio host Bobby Bones asked Little Big Town in a recent interview: ”Is it frustrating to you that here is your song – that is one of the Top 10 sellers for weeks and weeks and weeks – and people on the radio are still afraid to play it because they think it’s a lesbian song?’

And according to the Washington Post, Fairchild responded: ”Just the fact that we’re still discussing that, number one, there’s so many problems with that whole issue.’

Bones, who hosts the most popular country radio morning show in the US, then said: ‘It shouldn’t even matter if it’s a lesbian song, is the first thing’.

While having sold over 500,000 copies, it has only reached number 43 on Billboard’s country music airplay chart.