promoting homosexuality

RTUK fines Show TV for ‘promoting homosexuality’ with the music video of Shakira and Rihanna

Önder Yılmaz, “RTÜK’ten Shakira ve Rihanna’nın Klibine ‘Eşcinselliği Teşvik’ Cezası,” (“RTUK fines ShowTV for ‘promoting homosexuality’ in the music video of Shakira and Rihanna”) Milliyet, 01 March 2014,

In its last meeting, RTUK (The Supreme Board of Radio and Television) has taken up the report concerning the music video of Shakira and Rihanna filmed for the song “Can’t Remember To Forget You,” which has had a great impact worldwide.

Pointing to the repeated playing of this music video by TV channel ShowTV, the report stated;

“In the music video, Shakira is shown on a bed, frequently placing her hands in the crotch area;  two female singers are in the same bed, in a half-naked manner, with extremely skimpy dresses, twerking with rhythmic moves inside the bed. Shakira and Rihanna are showing improper images by rubbing their backs and hips against the wall.”

“It promotes homosexuality!”

 The report referred to a previous statement by a member of parliament in Bogota that the video damages the moral character of Colombia and Latin America youth by promoting the lesbianism. The report stated that “in the aforementioned music video, it has been remarked that some scenes are reminiscent of homosexuality; that this situation is not something innate, but that it is possible to acquire afterwards by imitating role-models.”

The report stated:

“The video under investigation has been broadcast (repeatedly) during hours when children and young people are awake. It has been found that it includes harmful material, that it is harmful to the physical, psychological, and moral development of this audience, and that it incorporates components that are reminiscent of homosexuality and contain the wrong message.”

The Higher Commission has fined Show TV 1% of its January advertisement revenue.