Ezekiel Mutua: These are thugs…not artistes
Kenya Films and Classification Board Chairman Ezekiel Mutua is at it again, playing moral police and ensuring that all ‘crap’ is pulled off the 'net.
This week, he charged at Google to pull down Ethic’s new music video Tarimbo as he branded the song "crap", saying it "advocates for violence and rape of women". He further said the rappers should be arrested by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.
“I have spoken to Google to take down the damn crap called Tarimbo by Ethic Entertainment, which advocates for rape of women. Promoting violence against women is criminal and the DCI should arrest the entire bunch of musicians called Ethic, under Article 33, for going beyond the prescribed delimitations on freedom of expression by advocating for violence against women,” Mutua wrote on his Facebook account.
“We banned Wamlambez, people said we were killing creativity. I asked these morons if they could shout Wamlambez before their parents and they said they could. I was baffled. These so-called musicians and performers have defied everything decent societies holds dear. They have thrown morality to the four winds in the name of money and popularity,” he dismissed.
He termed the singers as “demented circus thugs hiding behind art to promote indecency.” Mutua also reported that Timmy T-Dat's new video Vitamin U was explicit and confirmed that Google had restricted its view.