The singers are being slammed by a Columbian politician, who claims their steamy “Can’t Remember to Forget You” music video promotes lesbianism.
“I found a video that evidently contains images that in my opinion are not useful for the emotional growth and development of youths,” Marco Fidel Ramirez told CNN en Españolyesterday. “I feel it promotes immorality.”
“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 said
The Latin politico also took to his Twitter page to blast Ri-Ri and Shakira, who hails from Columbia. “Our Shakira with her erotic video is promoting tobacco usage and has become the worst example for our youth,” he wrote.
“Shakira’s new video is a shameless case for lesbianism and immorality. It is a danger to children,” he added, with the hashtag #PeligroVideoShakira (which means danger Shakira video). “It sends a provocative message to weak people who can be polluted and induced to practice.”
Shakira, who does roll around in bed with Rihanna in the video, took to her Facebook to respond to the allegations, writing, “‘It’s not my fault Shakira & Rihanna are that hot. Deal with it.’ #CantRememberToForgetYou video director Joseph Kahn.”