Malaysia has banned “Despacito” on state radio as well as television, though it could be difficult to reduce the track’s record-breaking popularity.
Well, the stupid ban might only applies to government run radio, don’t forget about TV station. And just enjoy your teh tarik whereas all those music streaming such as Spotify & streaming sites like Youtube is not banned. So, no worry.
Communications Minister Salleh Said Keruak stated late Wednesday the tune was examined and banned because of a public problem that the lyrics are obscene. Salleh urged personal radio stations to censor the track themselves out of sensitivity to regional society.
The Spanish-language song– its title suggests “gradually”– was launched by Puerto Rican musicians Luis Fonsi and Dad Yankee in January.
The initial as well as a remix including Justin Bieber are one of the most streamed track of perpetuity with greater than 4.6 billion plays.
Even though this banned is kinda silly, but as always, Malaysia is famous for unorthodox banned such as Ultraman being too big for their goddamn brain or Rihanna being too sexy for their brother. No matter what, keep yourself safe before getting banned just for being fantastic.