Singapore has banned the song We’re All Different, Yet The Same by Taiwanese queen of pop, Jolin Tsai.
The video is based on the true story of a lesbian couple who have been together for more than 30 years. When of the women are hospitalized due to old age and required emergency surgery, her partner not able to sign the consent form, because she was not a legal spouse or family member. She then has to call around to try and find her partner’s estranged family members to the sign the form.
The music video has already received a lot of attention in Taiwan, where same-sex marriage is a hot topic.
Singapore’s censorship board, the Media Development Authority, recently issued a document to all TV and radio stations banning the broadcast of the song, which it said promoted gay marriage and therefore contravened Singaporean law.
Gay sex is still technically illegal in the country.
Tsai’s manager said:
Jolin expressed her support for gay marriage through the music of We’re All Different, Yet The Same. She will feel it’s a pity, but respects different opinions.”