The BBC cut LGBTI-inclusive lyrics from a Born This Way comedy performance and viewers are fuming.
The removed lryics include: ‘No matter gay, straight, or bi. Lesbian transgender life.’
Just last month, the exact same thing happened on the BBC’s musical competition show, Let It Shine.
The performance was part of a show called Lets Sing and Dance for Comic Relief, inviting TV personalities to perform karaoke numbers for charity.
The One Show presenters dressed in classic Lady Gaga costumes and enthusiastically performed the rendition below.
The BBC said in a statement: ‘It is standard procedure to edit down music tracks to fit into the running time of the show.’
When the lyrics were omitted last time, the BBC told Gay Times: ‘All the tracks were edited for length, musical beats and crucially to ensure the boys each had a section to showcase.
‘Therefore, typically sections came out of all of the songs performed for the show.
‘It made sense therefore musically in an edit, to go with a repeated chorus with a faster tempo the second time around.’
Fans react with outrage
Fans of the song took to social media to voice their outrage.
— Jack Yeo (@jackryeo) 18 March 2017
— ❄ pirate queen ❄ (@Bethany_roses) 18 March 2017
— George P. Simmonds (@georgepsimmonds) 3 March 2017
— Sam Willey🏳️🌈 (@SamWiseSW) 19 March 2017