Shakira Criticized For "Can't Remember to Forget You" Music Video

The song featuring Rihanna is very unpopular among the conservatives who feel it promotes immoral values among the youth. Shakira Criticized For "Can't Remember to Forget You" Music Video

Shakira is on the receiving end of a lot of criticism for the music video of her song "Can't Remember to Forget You," which features her fellow pop superstar Rihanna. The epicenter of the criticism is none other than Shakira's homeland Colombia, where councilman Marco Fidel Ramirez campaigning to local authorities to ban the said music video from national TV due to its racy visuals.

In the said video, Shakira and RiRi are seen wearing skimpy outfits while smoking cigars, and their physical closeness has seen some conservatives dub it a pro-LGBT tune. Ramirez is one of those conservatives, and he believes that the portrayal of women in the song 'damages the moral character of the youth of Bogota, Colombia and Latin America.'

He further feels the duet's visuals glorify damaging habits such as smoking, stealing and murdering, and Shakira and Rihanna should be ashamed for that.

Taking his scathing criticism on Twitter, the politician then wrote: "Our Shakira with her erotic video is promoting tobacco usage and has become the worst example for our youth.

"Shakira's new video is a shameless case for lesbianism and immorality. It is a danger to children... It sends a provocative message to weak people who can be polluted and induced to practice (lesbianism)."

This is not the first time that Ramirez has exploded on issues dealing with local culture. Earlier, he had gotten upset at the emerging custom of celebrating Halloween in Bogota, and he branded the annual celebration a 'satanic party.'

Check out the video of Shakira's "Can't Remember to Forget You" down below and judge for yourself if Ramirez's anger is justified.

Written on Feb 09 2014 by Zohaib Ahmed (Google+ profile), junior writer at KOvideo. Tags: shakira rihanna


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