Saturday, January 9, 2016

Life ! The Straits Times: On upcoming Madonna’s concert: Yes, censor Madonna

My letter on the above subject is published today in The Straits Times’ Life! Section, Saturday, January 9, 2016.

I refer to Holy Water Dropped, Other Adjustments Made to Madonna’s R18 show (The Straits Times, Jan7).

I applaud the Media Development Authority for taking a firm stand in disallowing the diva to perform sensitive songs during her concert here.

Madonna is a talented and popular singer who has millions of fans all over the world, but some of her songs demean the Catholic faith by using holy water and crosses which are very sacred to Catholics. 

Even though Singapore is loosening its stance on censorship, censorship is necessary when undesirable elements are weaved into performances as it can easily influence the audience in the wrong way.

Raymond Anthony Fernando


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