Indonesian radio Kiss 105 FM banned Justin Bieber’s songs as a protest against his remarks on Indonesia that sparked strong reactions from his Indonesian Beliebers.
The British tabloid, the Daily Mirror, reported that Justin recently “insulted Indonesia and threw a hissy fit,” when in London to premiere his new album, Believe.
During the event, Justin told an interviewer about the creative process for one of his new tracks “Be Alright”, saying it was recorded in some “random country”. Manager Scooter Braun interrupted and informed him it was produced in Indonesia.
He also said, “I recorded it in a studio. Some little place. They didn’t know what they were doing.” Keep in mind he was referring to the facility, not the country with that second part of his statement.
Kiss FM executive producer Anggi Simanjuntak told The Jakarta Post on Saturday: “His tone was very condescending and he is just a 19-year-old boy. This is a country with more than 200 million citizens.”
Anggi said that the policy was apparently supported by Indonesian beliebers. “Some of them unfollowed or even blocked Bieber’s twitter account from their timelines,” she said.
A Kiss FM announcer, Bea Lubis, said that she would probably cancel the ban, “if Bieber apologized in a sweet manner and promised not to say such things about Indonesia again.”