Kidz Bop Makes “Born This Way” More Kid-Friendly

Erika Brooks Adickman | July 19, 2011 4:03 pm

Hell hath frozen over — Kidz Bop has taken on the task of covering Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way”. In the music vid below, tweens run amok in a shopping mall, all while dancing and singing a super sanitized version of the Mother Monster’s gay anthem. See which of the pop star’s controversial lyrics were altered and which got deleted all together.

First off, there’s nothing more hilarious than watching a 10-year-old lip sync, “My mama told me when I was young.” Do you mean “young” as in, when you were a fetus? You’re still young, child!

Here are some of the changes Kidz Bop made:

  • “A different viewpoint is not a sin,” in lieu of “A different lover”.
  • Omitted: “Don’t be a drag, just be a queen.”
  • Also omitted, “No matter gay, straight or bi/lesbian transgendered life/I’m on the right track baby, I was born to survive.” And even though the vid looks like a United Colors Of Benetton ad, there’s no mention of “Black, white or beige/Chola or Orient made,” either.
  • Lastly, “Same D.N.A., but born this way,” was left off the track as well.

What do you think of the “Born This Way” reworking?