Shakira and Rihanna’s music video ‘evokes homosexuality,’ Turkey’s TV watchdog says

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TV watchdog RTUK has fined two private broadcasters for airing the music video of Shakira and Rihanna's latest hit, "Can't Remember to Forget you," on the grounds that the stars' "special closeness" and "erotic dancing" in the video "evoke homosexuality. Hurriyet Daily News reported "

In its ruling, the watchdog described the content of the video with elaborate details, repeating many times that the scenes are staged "on a bed" and deciding that the images could set a negative example for children.

"In the music video in question, Shakira is seen lying on a bed with her hands between her legs. Both female artists are in the same bed, half-naked, only wearing very revealing dresses as they snuggle in the bed," RTUK's statement said.

The watchdog also observed that at times either Shakira or Rihanna "showed special closeness by laying, holding to each other's back."

"It should be considered that the erotic dancing and movements in the clip are images that could evoke homosexuality and could be taken as a model by children and youths," RTUK concluded.

Both Show TV and Dream TV, the latter a music video channel, receive

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