Kylie Minogue reportedly fought to keep same-sex couples in her video for gay anthem All The Lovers.
The Australian singer released the track All The Lovers in 2010, with a video intended to pay “homage” to her extensive gay audience featuring same-sex couples.
Minogue explained of the video: “It’s still cutting edge, it still gets you a little hot under the collar, but I think there’s a real sensitivity. It’s what I’m about and what I love.
“I don’t want it to be for shock value or anything like that… if you look at the demographics in any of my shows, there is all sorts there.”
The video’s director revealed this week that the pint-sized Aussie was asked to remove the gay kisses from the clip in order to air it in an international market, and refused.
However, Ms Minogue didn’t want the controversy to overshadow her video and kept the battle with censors secret.
Music video director Joseph Kahn revealed on Twitter: “A country asked us to cut the gay kissing from ATL. Kylie Minogue said no. No press release. She is amazing.”
It’s not the first time Minogue has made a stand on LGBT issues, previously vowing not to get married until same-sex marriage is legal in Australia.
Minogue has been vocal in her support of the “Say I Do Down Under” campaign – which just so happens to be headed by her former fiancé
Launching the campaign, Sasse said the pair want to wed in Melbourne, “but we will not get married until this law has passed in Australia”.
He said: “I simply can’t fathom on any level, whether it’s moral or religious or anything, that I have the right to get married and to marry the person that I love and that somebody else doesn’t because of their sexual orientation.”
Minogue confirmed: “We can say ‘I Do’ when you can too!”
Given the pair have since split, she perhaps had a lucky escape.
The singer also got Dolly Parton to back the campaign for equality in Australia.