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Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Album Banned in Lebanon

Streamline/KonLive/Interscope(LOS ANGELES) -- Lady Gaga's Born This Way album has been banned in Lebanon, despite the shout-out Mother Monster gives to the Middle Eastern country in the album's title track.

The Los Angeles Times reports that boxes full of Gaga's new album were intercepted during shipment last week and have been confiscated by police.  An official from Lebanon's Office of Censorship said, "We collected the CDs on the grounds that the music was offensive to religion.”

A variety of sources are guessing the ban has been placed because of the tracks "Judas" and "Bloody Mary," which both contain references to Christian religious figures in their lyrics.  The country is well-known for being very sensitive to material that contains controversial religious references.  As of last April, Lebanese radio stations have been banned from playing "Judas."

However, reports indicate that the album's ban is temporary until Lebanese officials decide on further action.

This isn't the first time Gaga's music has been banned overseas.  The song "Born This Way" has been banned in Malaysia because of its pro-gay lyrics.

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