Jennifer Lopez concert: Moroccan PM demands investigation
8 June 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Jennifer Lopez performed in Rabat on 29 May
Moroccan Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane has ordered an investigation into the TV broadcast of a Jennifer Lopez concert.
The singer’s performance at the Mawazine festival in Rabat on 29 May was aired on the 2M public TV network.
Mr Benkirane said the airing was “serious delinquency”, adding it contained “disgraceful scenes”.
He added the “sexually suggestive” broadcast was in violation of the country’s audiovisual law.
Last week, Morocco’s minister of communication was criticised for allowing the gig to air on public TV, leading to calls for him to resign.
Local media also criticised Lopez for her “suggestive poses” and for being “scantily” dressed.
The singer has previously performed in Morocco without any trouble
Mr Benkirane said the singer’s performance was ‘indecent and provocative’
Writing to the president of Morocco’s High Authority of Audiovisual Communication, Mr Benkirane demanded the authority “take legal measures against those responsible”.
He said the channel had broadcast scenes “with sexual overtones and …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment