Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby’ has been banned from the music programming of Edna Cohen School in Brooklyn. The track has been banned after the principal Greta Hawkins came under fire for pulling ‘God Bless the USA’ from the song line up.
The writer of the song ‘God Bless the USA’, Lee Greenwood was furious at Hawkin’s actions. The writer was upset especially since the kindergartners spent months to learn the song that he penned down about the love he has for the country.
Hawkin was criticised to add the track ‘Baby’ in the line up. But then after enough pressure the principal of the school removed the song from the line up, a move which seemed ridiculous.
Recent reports say that Hawkins removed the sing ‘Baby’ citing that the song is not suitable for the five year olds. This leaves with a question for whom the song is then appropriate for. Michael Bloomberg the NYC mayor said in a press conference on June 11 in a press conference, “The principal has decided she’s not going to sing that song. It’s the principal’s decision, and we support the principals”. The statement from the mayor shows his support for Hawkins. However, the song from Justin is not meant to be objectionable.