Singer Lady Gaga says Malaysians should protest censorship of her gay anthem Born This Way.

Malaysian radio stations have garbled Lady Gaga singing, “No matter gay, straight or bi, lesbian, transgendered life, I'm on the right track, baby.”

In a statement released last week, the country's top private operator AMP Radio Networks suggested the lyrics might be offensive to Malaysians.

The particular lyrics in Born This Way may be considered offensive when viewed against Malaysia's social and religious observances,” the company said.

“The issue of being gay, lesbian or [bisexual] is still considered as a 'taboo' by general Malaysians.”

During a visit Tuesday to Google headquarters in California, the rocker criticized the move and called on her Malaysian fans to protest.

“Well, obviously I disagree with it, otherwise I wouldn't have specifically put those words in a song I knew would be put on top [inaudible] radio,” she said in answering a fan's question.

“For all the young people in Malaysia that want those words to be played on the radio, it is your job and it is your duty as young people to have your voices heard.”

“You must do everything that you can if you want to be liberated by your society. You must call, you must not stop, you must protest peaceably, no violence, I don't believe in negativity. There's no reason to be derogatory. You just have to keep fighting for what you believe in,” she added. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

Broadcasters face fines and other penalties for breaking government censorship rules that strictly prohibit the promotion of being gay.