Because you haven’t really made it until your art is banned in an entire country, Lady Gaga‘s new album Born This Way has been banned from Lebanon for being “offensive to Christians”. Although to be fair, a shrimp cocktail can be considered offensive to Christians if you read the right parts of the bible.
The CD may be at No. 1 in 21 countries including the UK but it has no chance of topping the charts in Lebanon. It has been banned in the Middle East country after being deemed “offensive to Christianity”. A shipment of the album arrived there this week but was immediately impounded by authorities in the General Security department on grounds of taste. SOURCE
So basically, Gaga got banned from Lebanon for encouraging people to love themselves and others for who they are, which I kinda figured was one of those things that God was totally into, but apparently he wants everyone to just be colossal dicks to each other and be full of self-loathing. Man, it is a really good think Lebanon came around to set the record straight, otherwise I would have assumed that people use religion as a flimsy veil to justify their intolerance!