Just as ‘Despacito’ became the MOST STREAMED SONG EVER, and the first Spanish-language hit to top the charts since the Macarena, the Malaysian government has banned the song (ONLY ON GOVERNMENT-RUN RADIO AND TV STATIONS) because of “obscene lyrics.”
Communications Minister Salleh Said Keruak told CNNMoney “The song was filled with numerous sexual references and innuendos and thus wholly inappropriate to be aired by our national media outlets for our general public, especially children.”
And this isn’t the first time Malaysia has had censorship issues either.
Back in march, officials had asked to remove a “gay scene” from Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ saying it was inappropriate for children. Disney refused, and eventually the movie was fully released with a pg-13 rating.
Main Image: ‘Despacito Music Video’ Via LuisFonsiVEVO