Ed Sheeran has been banned in Indonesia (Picture: Rex)Bruno Mars, Ariana Grande and Ed Sheeran are among those whose songs have been banned in Indonesia, during daylight hours, over being sexually explicit.
Out of all the singers to forbid, they chose Ed Sheeran?
And the Uptown Funk singer was having absolutely none of it, blaming pal Ed for the block.
Taking to Twitter, the 33-year-old vowed he had been nothing but ‘wholesome’, joking the Thinking Out Loud star had a lot to answer for.
Bruno Mars came for Ed Sheeran over the ban (Picture: Twitter)He told his 42.5million followers: ‘WTF! I was poppin in Indonesia! Then here comes @edsheeran with his sick, perverted lyrics, gettin us all pinched!
‘Thanks Ed. Thanks a lot.
‘”I’m in love with the shape of you?” Really @edsheeran? You monster! & don’t even get me started on “Thinking Out Loud.” Have u no shame?
‘Dear Indonesia, I gave u the wholesome hits “Nothin On You,” “Just The Way You Are,” & “Treasure.” Don’t lump me in with that sexual deviant.’
Oooof shots fired.
Bruno Mars isn’t taking the ban well… (Picture: Getty)A broadcasting commission in West Java – a province in Indonesia with around 48million residents – has placed the ban on 85 songs, with Ed’s Shape Of You, Bruno’s Versace On The Floor and That’s What I Like and Ariana’s Love Me Harder making the list.
But they’re not the only artists in hot water, with The Killers’ Mr Brightside, Your Song by Rita Ora and Rihanna’s Wild Thoughts also blocked.
Seriously? Mr Brightside?
All bangers, to be honest.
The Guardian states commission head Dedeh Fardiah reportedly said some lyrics could be interpreted as ‘objectifying women as sexual objects’.
While deputy head Rahmat Arifin told Tempo.co: ‘What is banned is not the songs, but the lyrics of the songs that contain pornography, pornographic association, and obscenity.’
It has been recommended the songs in question are only played between 10pm and 3am local time, which means you might have to wait a while to have an Ed Sheeran / The Killers rave.
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