BBC criticised for dropping LGBT lyrics from ‘Born This Way’ performance in ‘Let’s Sing & Dance’ episode

This follows a similar exclusion of the lyrics in an episode of 'Let It Shine'

The BBC have been criticised online for cutting the LGBT references from the Lady Gaga song ‘Born This Way’ in this week’s episode of Let’s Sing & Dance For Comic Relief.

The section starting “No matter gay, straight, or bi/Lesbian, transgendered life” was taken out of the  performance by The One Show reporters. Watch in full below:

Viewers of the show have expressed their disappointment with the decision to cut the lines online, with one writing: “Yet again @BBC cuts out the LBGT lyrics from @ladygaga born this way…and us gays still need to pay a TV liscence [sic].”

This is the second time the BBC have come under fire for removing the LGBT references from a performance of ‘Born This Way’. In February, Let It Shine contestants Iron Sun also omitted the lyrics during a rendition of the track in the semi-finals of the competition.

Let’s Sing & Dance For Comic Relief, which is presented by Bake Off stars Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, sees TV personalities perform karaoke numbers for charity.