Justin Bieber’s “Despacito” which is the most streamed song trending the internet today has been banned in Malaysia on state radio and television.
This ban happens to apply only to government run radios and TV outlets. According to communications minister Salleh Said Keruka, the lyrics of the song was reviewed due to complains from the public that the lyrics are obscene and contains erotic words.
Salleh was also quoted by local media as saying private radio stations should censor the song themselves out of sensitivity to local culture.
Not long ago, an Islamic party, Amanah, earlier denounced the song and called for it to be kept off Malaysia’s airwaves because many young children were singing it without understanding the words.
Despacito which is a spanish word meaning “slowly” is a and original hit song released in January 2017 by famous Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee.
A remix of the song was recently made which included the voice of famous American superstar Justin Bieber thereby Making it the most watched and downloaded video on YouTube with over 4.6billion views.