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Censorship in music is a topic that has brought about much controversy in the past two decades There have been many different arguments on the topic However the question still remains if it should be censored or it should not be censored Before you can form an opinion on this issue you must hear both sides of the argument on this much-debated topic Some people believe that music should be censored so all audiences can hear it without it containing any controversial lyrics Others believe it should not be censored and musical artists should be able to speak sing rap or rhyme freely without anyone censoring them Whether a person finds a work obscene depends largely on his or her moral or religious beliefs These views change with each generation and further complicate the censorship dilemma Religious or moral beliefs have a great influence on how a person feels about censorship and as generations pass on the common beliefs on it may change Right now America is more uncensored than ever However things were very different a few generations ago Some people believe music should be censored because they believe some of the language musical artists use is vulgar obscene and crude Because music is played on medias such as radio and television which are free to listen to by all audiences there are many parents that would not wish for their kids to hear foul language So on radio and television any controversial language is either silenced edited out by a soft sound or some artists make two versions of their songs one that is made for the artists album which is uncensored and one for television and radio with any controversial words change to be acceptable for all audiences This does not include cable television which can be edited by parents since the parents must order and pay for the channel to be viewed Preventing or punishing speech
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