Pink’s attack on Bush banned from radio stations
Singer Pink has spoken on American TV about her new song Dear Mr President, which has been unofficially banned from radio stations across the US.
Appearing on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show, Pink said that the song, which attacks President Bush for his stance on gay rights and other policies, cannot even be discussed on air in many radio stations.
Pink, 27, thanked the talk show host for being not afraid to let her perform Dear Mr President, and claimed it was one of her most intelligent lyrical accomplishments.
“These are my questions, they’re not theoretical. I think they’re questions that a lot of people have and we could probably use some answers,” she told Kimmel, according to contactmusic.com
The lyrics to her musical letter to the President include the lines:
“What kind of father would take his own daughter’s rights away?
“And what kind of father might hate his own daughter if she were gay?
“I can only imagine what the first lady has to say.
“You’ve come a long way from whisky and cocaine.”
The last line is a reference to the President’s drug and alcohol abuse as a younger man, before he became a born-again Christian.
The unofficial ban allegedly in place against Pink is reminiscent of the boycott the Dixie Chicks suffered after they expressed their opposition to the Iraq war.