Teacher Cuts 'Gay' From 'Kookaburra' Song

Uproar ensues after line changed to 'fun your life must be'
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser User
Posted Sep 3, 2010 4:23 AM CDT
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(Newser) – The Aussies are in an uproar over a teacher's decision to remove the word "gay" from the classic campfire song, "Kookaburra." The first verse ends with the line "gay your life must be!" Headmaster Garry Martin changed the line to "how fun your life must be" to keep his students' giggles at bay, notes the Telegraph. "It uses gay and I just suggested to the kids that nowadays that can mean different things, so let's just sing a fun old time," he explained.

Both parents and gay rights advocates panned the move, notes CNN, forcing Martin to recant. "Political correctness is very much to the fore in schools" the headmaster said. "I guess that was hypersensitive of me" to be bothered by the giggles.

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