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“My Old Kentucky Home” Lyrics Being Changed to be Less Offensive

My Old Kentucky Home has been the official song of the bluegrass state since 1928, according to the thirty seconds of research we did on Wikipedia.

Now Kentucky legislators are pushing to change a lyric that offends some constituents.

The offending line is:

“The sun shines bright in the old Kentucky home. ‘Tis summer, the people are gay…”

The new proposed lyric is:

“The sun shines bright in the old Kentucky home. ‘Tis summer, the people are cis…”

One congressman said, I think most Kentuckians can identify with the term cis. I don’t anticipate any controversy over this one.

And this isn’t the first time this line has been modified. The original line in 1928 version was:

“The sun shines bright in the old Kentucky home. ‘Tis summer, the darkies are gay…”

The word “darkies” was changed to “people” in 1986 when the only African-American representative was offended because the song was not inclusive to his colleagues.

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