J Balvin apologises for featuring women on leashes in music video

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J Balvin apologises for featuring women on leashes in music video

J Balvin received heavy backlash over his new music video titled “Perra” where he featured Black women on leashes, and now he’s apologizing.

“Perra,” a collaboration with Dominican artiste Tokischa is about dogs in heat.

In the music video, Balvin is seen walking Black women styled like dogs on leashes and depicts them in cages.

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The Latin artiste apologised to those he offended, saying, “I want to say sorry to whomever felt offended, especially to the Black community.“

Following criticism, even from the vice-president of Colombia, Marta Lucía Ramírez, who “called the visual ‘sexist, racist, machista, and misogynistic,’” the music video was eventually taken down.

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