Thursday, February 13, 2014
Marco Fidel Ramirez is calling on Colombia's National Television Authority to ban the video of her tune ‘Can't Remember To Forget You’ from being broadcast on any of the nation's channels.
The Public Option party councilor, from the capital of Bogota, said the video ‘damages the moral character of the youth of Bogota, Colombia and Latin America.’
He even went as far as to go on Twitter to slam the two more, focusing on Shakira, who is from Colombia, writing: “Shakira’s new video is a shameless case for lesbianism and immorality. It is a danger to children." MORE HERE
Arab online commentators criticized the music video as well, expressing their shock on Twitter. Shakira, a Colombian artist, took most of the blame because of her Lebanese origins; her paternal grandparents emigrated from Lebanon to New York City, where her father was born.
The online anger from Arabs over the video has become increasingly evident. Some tweets voiced their thoughts about the video using hashtags such as #sex, #lesbian, and #lust, in Arabic.
Negative popular and religious opinion in the wider Arab world, is a large part of the difficulties faced by homosexuals, with Muslims and Christians citing the story of Sodom and Gomorrah as an “example” of moral depravity.
Homosexuality is illegal in 78 countries across the world and is still punishable by death in five countries, which include Iran, Yemen and Saudi Arabia. MORE HERE
Watch the video HERE