James Corden, you're slightly wrong about Malaysia's 'Despacito' ban

"You just have to move to Malaysia" to stop hearing Despacito, the talk show host said

By Andrea Tim | Published: 3 Aug 2017

Video: The Late Late Show with James Corden

In his roundup of outrageous stories this week, James Corden brought up the ban of Despacito (Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber) by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) for its obscene lyrics.

"They could be right. I've heard this song 2,000 times, I still have no idea what it's about," he said on his Late Late Show, before suggesting that anyone wanting to go an entire day without hearing the song need only "move to Malaysia."

LOL, but hang on, James. Despacito has only been banned from all government-owned RTM broadcasting channels, which means that Despacito is still running amok on other non-government-owned channels (cue exasperated cries from those who are so. over. it).

Last month, the women's branch of AMANAH, a local political party, urged radio stations in Malaysia to cease airing the song as it claimed that "the youth are singing this song without understanding the lyrics."

Related: 'Despacito' banned on all RTM television and radio channels


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