Bruno Mars has poked entertaining at the news of his radio censorship in Indonesia, insisting his lyrics are nowhere near as „ill“ as all those of fellow banned musician Ed Sheeran.
A complete of 17 pop songs by western acts have been pulled from daytime airwaves in the province of West Java, where by much more than 46.3 million folks reside.
Between the tracks blacklisted by officials at the nearby broadcasting commission are Sheeran’s Condition of You, Ariana Grande’s Adore Me Harder, Bruno’s That is What I Like, and The Killers‘ Mr. Brightside.
In an official memorandum, commission main Dedeh Fardiah claimed the artists‘ lyrics objectified gals as sexual objects, and prohibited the tracks from remaining played on air between 3am and 10pm, in accordance to The Guardian.
The information took Bruno by shock and he has given that retweeted a TIME journal posting about the ban, titled, „Songs by Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars and others have been banned in Indonesia’s most populous province“.
Nonetheless, rather of strike out at the limited airplay, the singer made a decision to have a tiny entertaining with the announcement, instead turning the spotlight on Ed, blaming him for drawing authorities‘ notice.
„WTF (what the f**k)! I was poppin (common) in Indonesia!“ Bruno exclaimed in mock shock in a series of Twitter posts. „Then here arrives @edsheeran with his unwell, perverted lyrics, gettin (sic) us all pinched (banned)! Thanks Ed. Many thanks a good deal“.
He then questioned the this means of some of Ed’s lines, highlighting what he joked to be „perverted“ in his strike tracks.
„‚I’m in adore with the condition of you?‘ Really @edsheeran ? You monster!“ Bruno quipped. „& you should not even get me started out on ‚Thinking Out Loud.‘ Have u no disgrace (sic)?“
Bruno ended his Twitter spree with a lighthearted plea to Indonesian officials to reconsider using his song off the daytime airwaves.
„Dear Indonesia, I gave u the wholesome hits ‚Nothin On You,‘ ‚Just The Way You Are,‘ & ‚Treasure,'“ he tweeted. „Will not lump me in with that sexual deviant“.
Sheeran has yet to respond to Bruno’s teasing.