Shakira, Rihanna’s ‘Can’t Remember to Forget You’ Reaches 100M on YouTube Despite Upsetting Politician, Viewers
Shakira and Rihanna teamed up for “Can’t Remember to Forget You,” and the result was a steamy music video.
“I found a video that evidently contains images that in my opinion are not useful for the emotional growth and development of youths,” said Bogota Councilman Marco Fidel Ramirez to CNN en Español. “I feel it promotes immorality.”
He went on to say, “I think the message that Shakira is sending to the youth and children around the world is a message that sells a lifestyle and promotes a particular orientation, that in my opinion, does not reflect the views of most Colombians.”
Ramirez believes the music video should be banned in Colombia, and he shared a picture expressing his thoughts on Facebook.
Some agreed with his stance, and others said that what he wanted to do was censorship.
Still, this didn’t stop people from watching the video, where the two mononymous celebrities share a bed, as it has now reached more than 100 million views. The comments both support and criticize the singers.
There’s still another side to it that’s not upset about the lesbian undertones, but more about the message they are sending to bisexuals and women struggling with their sexuality.
Bella Qvist writes in an article on The Guardian, “What gets to me most, however, is the bit where Rihanna and Shakira sing “I’d do anything for that boy” while touching each other’s naked skin. While onscreen their use of lesbianism appears to be a way of increasing viewer interest (this is of course one of the oldest tricks in the book, think TaTu), backstage they both speak openly about how they’re sucking their stomachs in trying to out-sex each other.”