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Indonesia bans daytime broadcast of western songs due to 'pornographic' lyrics

on Feb 28, 2019 | 0 comments

By Shawn Lim

Indonesia has banned the playing of more than a dozen western songs during the day as it has deemed them pornographic and obscene.

The broadcasting commission in West Java, a province known for its conservatism, said songs like Ed Sheeran‘s Shape of You, Ariana Grande’s Love Me Harder and Bruno Mars’s That’s What I Like contained adult and offensive content.

The commission added that these songs should be played or broadcast only between 10pm and 3am.

The head of commission, Dedeh Fardiah explained the commission’s decision, noting that some of the lyrics could be perceived as “objectifying women as Read full story ›

Source: The Drum