Malaysia stops airing Despacito


July 20, 2017

Malaysia stops airing Despacito but goes easy on a Corrupt Prime Minister –The Sheer Hypocrisy of it all

Bernama reports

Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) will cease broadcasting the global hit song, Despacito, at all its radio and television stations immediately, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Said Keruak.

He said the RTM evaluation panel decided to withdraw the approval to play the song after a re-evaluation.

“As such, RTM is ceasing the broadcast of the song at its radio and TV stations with immediate effect,” he said to Bernama after attending an Aidilfitri ‘open house’ of the ministry in Putrajaya today.

Several quarters have called for the broadcast of the song to be stopped, alleging obscene lyrics

— Bernama

 

Despacito: classic summer hit or the new Mambo No 5?

Two Puerto Rican musicians (and Justin Bieber) have overtaken none other than Justin Bieber, to have the most-streamed song of all time

Despacito: classic summer hit or the new Mambo No 5?

Two Puerto Rican musicians (and Justin Bieber) have overtaken none other than Justin Bieber, to have the most-streamed song of all time

Wednesday 19 July 2017 08.26 EDT Last modified on Wednesday 19 July 2017 09.24 EDT

Name: Despacito.

Age: Six months old.

Status: The most streamed song of all time.

I’ve never heard this song. You are in the minority. Despacito has been No 1 in the UK and Australia for nine weeks, and No 1 in the US for 10 weeks.

Despacito becomes most streamed song of all time, with 4.6bn plays

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But I’ve been abroad. Well, it’s also been No 1 in Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, the Philippines, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Uruguay and Venezuela.

But I don’t pay attention to the charts. It has been played 4.6bn times across all streaming services.

But I don’t use streaming services. Its videos have been viewed more than 3bn times on YouTube alone.

But I am an elitist snob who hates all popular things. Right! OK! Why didn’t you just say that?

Tell me more about the song. It’s a Reggaeton-pop number performed by a 39-year-old Puerto Rican man called Luis Fonsi, aided by a 40-year-old Puerto Rican rapper called Daddy Yankee. But the song’s international success is down to a remix featuring Justin Bieber.

And what does “Despacito” mean? It means “Slowly” and concerns Fonsi and Yankee’s favoured seduction style.

TMI, as the kids say. But that’s the thing: the kids can’t get enough of it. This song is even more popular than Ed Sheeran, for crying out loud, and Ed Sheeran is so popular he got to stare aimlessly into the middle distance on the most recent episode of Game of Thrones.

But couldn’t you say that this is a false record, since new subscribers are increasing the market base of streaming services every day? Look, it’s a nice, fun, summery song that lots of people heard on holiday. Isn’t that enough?

I miss real music. You mean summer songs from years gone by?

Exactly. So, Agadoo and Mambo No 5, then?

Stop deliberately trying to provoke me. Why do you hate fun so much?

My primary hobby is writing comments on the Internet. I knew it.

Do say: “The way you nibble on my ear / the only words I wanna hear / Baby take it slow so we can last long.”

Don’t say: “Oh go to sleep, Justin, your bedtime was hours ago.”

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9 thoughts on “Malaysia stops airing Despacito

  1. The hypocrisy of it all in Malusia. I see nothing wrong with it. Anyway, it will not corrupt the minds of young Malaysians since the country is already one of the most corrupt in the world. For this we must thank Najib Razak and his cohorts for leading by example. UMNO leadership sapu semua. Timid malaysians are mea culpa by doing nothing about the state of their country.–Din Merican

    • Yes, this is the sorry state that our country is in right now. But its people did try to do something, usually by still following the law. But the leadership’s use of draconIan force together with the decades old use of divide and conquer meant that it’ll take monumental efforts to right this wrong. Very very sad 😦

  2. It’s a miracle! These morons at RTM and those calling for the ban can speak SPAIN despite them not being able to speak ENGLAND. Think they cannot control themselves and keep reaching out for their appendices while watching the video. And they are going blind after excessively practicing that which supposedly cause blindness. The Tun Hussein Onn eye centre is going to be inundated with these self gratifying morons.

  3. Fortunately, those morons in Jakim have yet to hear or see the video of the song, otherwise they’d have it banned a long time ago. But even if they do I wonder if they understand what the lyrics mean. However, my mufti, the great Harussani, is pretty silent on the issue. Perhaps he’s watching it all by himself.

    Funny, why our idiots are getting worked up over a song they barely understand when pigs and dogs, with wings, are flying in the sky.

  4. This song’s better, but PG 18:

    Reactionary politics wrought Demonology, ya? These blokes n sheilas weren’t present during our baby boomer years.

  5. makes sense since the song isnt in english and we are a majority spanish speaking nation dato….i jest…..this is making us the laughing stock of the world AGAIN

  6. The Malay/Muslim’s values are not compatable with the universal values of the modern, globalisation and internet era.

    With majority, arrogant and in position of power to abuse, it is their way or the highway mentality.

    Many Malay/Muslims want to live 3000 years ago. If possible, you should have nothing to do with these people.

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