Let It Shine viewers were left fuming over the weekend after the BBC One programme omitted particular lines of a Lady Gaga track which Iron Sun performed on Saturday night.
Taking to the stage with Born This Way, the band left the audience at home reeling when they paused mid-track, and ultimately left out lyrics pertaining to be gay and transgender.
"Don't be a drag, just be a queen" and "No matter gay, straight, or bi, lesbian, transgendered life. I’m on the right track baby. I was born to survive” did not make it to the live performance, and Twitter was far from happy.
"@BBC how dare you butcher #BornThisWay on #letitshine, removing the lyrics from the song that give it its meaning and power. SHAME ON YOU!" wrote one furious Twitter user.
— Damien (@Damien93) February 20, 2017
"#letitshine how can you sing born this way without mentioning anything about equality and diversity ??? It's the point of the song," added another.
Responding to criticism, a spokesperson for the BBC show insisted that the nature of the lyrics were inconsequential, saying: "All songs featured on the show were cut for time only."