Did The BBC Just Cut Out The LGBT Lyrics From Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way'?

The lyrics 'No matter gay, straight, or bi, lesbian, transgendered life.' were mysteriously absent from the song...again

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The BBC have found themselves in a little spot of trouble after a, quite frankly, bonkers show.

'Let's Sing & Dance For Comic Relief' is a show that, well, it kind of does what it says on the tin.

A bunch of famous people who aren't professional singers and dancers, (you guessed it) sing and dance for Comic Relief.

Here's Matt Edmonson rapping as Nicki Minaj.

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ELLE's very own contributor Sara Pascoe even did an amazing Sia impression.

Watching these clips, you might struggle to see how people could be offended, perhaps it's the use of drag that's insensitive?

But bar men in tiny meat dresses, it's all pretty PG.

On the last episode, the presenters of 'The One Show' performed Lady Gaga's self-acceptance anthem in various versions of the star's get-ups.

But one thing was missing, the line from the chorus, 'No matter gay, straight, or bi, lesbian, transgendered life' in the original.

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And people were not having it.

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For many people (probably including Lady Gaga) 'Born This Way' largely centers around sexuality and personal pride, so taking these lyrics out arguably undermines the message of the song as a whole.

The BBC responded to the allegations in a statement.

Therefore, typically sections came out of all of the songs performed for the show. In this case, to get a dance break in, we did what we often do which was to repeat the first chorus as opposed to putting in the second one, especially as in this version of the song we had a slow version of the first chorus. It made sense therefore musically in an edit, to go with a repeated chorus with a faster tempo the second time around.

But it turns out this isn't even the first time they have done this.

Last month they were accused of the exact same thing with the show, 'Let It Shine'.

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Their response at the time was, 'It is standard procedure to edit down music tracks to fit into the running time of the show.'

Now, we don't want to state the obvious here BBC, but cutting out the very significant lyrics surrounding LGBT pride was maybe a bad a idea, doing it twice was just darn silly.

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