I remember it mostly being forbidden because supposedly those dreadful perverted homosexuals invented it to draw nice people into their depraved dance clubs to become mesmerized and have sex. Going to discos made people become gay. Hahaha! I wasn't old enough to go dancing, but I loved the music and I still do. It's fun, happy music, upbeat and you can really dance to it! It's got a good beat, and it's cheerful. It was just a fun era.
I don't have any statistics on how many people decided to become gay from listening or standing under a strobe. Isn't that ridiculous, just another example of how anything fun must be squashed.