Tapha Niang

by wfgodbold

When LittleBigPlanet was released, it was delayed for a few days because of controversy surrounding the lyrics in one of the songs.

This is that song.

It plays during the Swinging Safari level, and the lyrics feature passages from the Koran. One person noticed this and notified Sony, saying that it could be offensive to Muslims. This prompted a recall and patching for those who didn’t comply with the recall, and the lyrics were removed from the song, making it instrumental only.

It’s a pretty catchy song, and I don’t particularly care that I don’t understand the lyrics, or that some of them reference the Koran. I do think it was a bit ridiculous for Sony to cave in to theoretical Muslim pressure; wikipedia says that no complaints were actually received.

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