Marco Fidel Ramirez, a politician from Shakira’s native Colombia, isn’t too happy with the sexy video for ‘Can’t Remember To Forget You,’ saying the ladies’ gyrating and cuddling ‘is a danger to children.’ Ramirez spoke out on Twitter saying the video is an “unabashed glorification of lesbianism.”
Ramirez also doesn’t approve of Shakira’s use of tobacco:
“Our Shakira with her erotic video is promoting tobacco usage and has become the worst example for our youth,” he wrote on his Twitter feed.
Ramirez is trying to get the Autoridad Nacional de Televisión, Colombia’s national television authority, to ban the music video in the country, the Associated Press noted.
Ramirez isn’t the only person who has an issue with the video. Jezebel recently crossposted an article by the Lingerie Lesbian who took issue with Shakira and Rihanna’s “faux-lesbian posturing”:
“This kind of performance doesn’t just demean lesbian sexuality, it demeans female sexuality as a whole. The questionable agency of the same sex interaction calls into question the motives of all of their actions,” she wrote. Adding, “I certainly don’t entirely condemn Rihanna and Shakira for this—it just frustrates me to see this kind of homoerotic posturing when it’s nearly impossible to see examples of queer relationships taken seriously. I’m so tired of having same-sex intimacy co-opted as a performance for others to enjoy.”
So far the video has been viewed over 7 million times on YouTube.