Radio Stations Won’t Play Fifth Harmony’s “Bo$$” Because They Name Check Michelle Obama?
Radio is blackballing Fifth Harmony‘s fierce self-empowerment anthem “Bo$$” because the girls mention Michelle Obama in the lyrics — at least according to the song’s producer Wallpaper. “Regardless of the positive message some radio stations wont play @FifthHarmony BO$$ cus it has “Michelle Obama” in the lyrics,” he tweeted earlier today (August 20).
That was enough to mobilize outraged Harmonizers, who promptly got the hashtag #dontcensor5H trending worldwide. No stations have been named and shamed (as yet) but “Bo$$” is losing a little momentum at pop radio, so there could be something to it. Which is sad given the song’s inspirational message to get money and take charge of your life. See the hitmaker’s tweet and the best fan responses after the jump.
— Ricky Reed (@Wallpaper) August 20, 2014
The best fan responses:
— pau (@jauregaycabello) August 20, 2014
— Adrian #NODAYSOFF (@6somewith5H) August 20, 2014
— alyssa | TOMORROW??¿ (@cabEYomyeggo) August 20, 2014
— #ThugHarmony (@5Hanonymisses) August 20, 2014
#dontcensor5h how is namedropping a powerful black woman worse than supporting the degradation of women and rape culture….
— järöd (@JARODZSZ) August 20, 2014
BLURRED LINES IS ONE OF THE MOST PLAYED SONGS AND IT PROMOTES RAPE WHEREAS A SONG PROMOTING FEMALE EMPOWERMENT CANT BE PLAYED #dontcensor5H
— emma (@fiveharmonys) August 20, 2014
i dont see the problem unless michelle obama herself doesnt want to be namedropped #dontcensor5H
— dani (@UmbilicalKordei) August 20, 2014
so stations can play songs that skinny shame but not songs that promote self confidence I DONT UNDERSTAND #dontcensor5h
— sarah (@ayycamila) August 20, 2014
#dontcensor5h so you can play Partition on the radio but not a song with "Michelle Obama" in it ☕️
— elise (@turntmani) August 20, 2014
— jen || TOMORROW (@camiladiah) August 20, 2014
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