Zayn Malik's Dusk Till Dawn, Ed Sheeran's Shape of You and 83 other songs are banned in Indonesia; Here's why

Zayn Malik's Dusk till Dawn, Ed Sheeran's Shape of You and 83 other songs have been banned in Indonesia
Zayn Malik's Dusk Till Dawn, Ed Sheeran's Shape of You and 83 other songs are banned in Indonesia; Here's whyZayn Malik's Dusk Till Dawn, Ed Sheeran's Shape of You and 83 other songs are banned in Indonesia; Here's why
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Prohibiting western content has not been very uncommon in countries that constant feel the influence from their culture. Now Indonesia as well have taken a similar step for their country and decided to ban 84 pop songs. Zayn Malik’s Dusk till Dawn, Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You, Ariana Grande’s Love Me Harder and others. However, there are 82 other songs that the broadcast commission has banned from being played on television and radio during the day for containing “pornographic” lyrics.

 

The report also stated that the banned songs may only be aired between 10pm and 3am. In total, seventeen Western pop songs have been banned, including That's What I Like and Versace On The Floor by Bruno Mars, Wild Thoughts by Rihanna; Mr Brightside by The Killers and Bad Things and Sangria Wine by Camila Cabello, according to reports.

 

While the other singers chose to stay quiet about the ban, Bruno Mars decided to post on Twitter regarding it for banning his song That's What I Like.

The singer poked fun at the ban and jokingly called Ed Sheeran out for his "sick, perverted lyrics"  and blaming him for stirring up trouble. In another tweet, he wrote, “Dear Indonesia, I gave u the wholesome hits “Nothin On You,” “Just The Way You Are,” & “Treasure.” Don’t lump me in with that sexual deviant.”

 

“In this case, what is banned is not the songs, but the lyrics of the songs that contain pornography, pornographic association, and obscenity,” Rahmat Arifin, deputy head of the commission, told Indonesian magazine Tempo.co.

 

 

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