Gengetone music group Ethic Entertainment has issued an apology on social media after receiving backlash from the public since their new song, “Tarimbo”, was released.
Making the apology on Twitter, they claim that it is their sole duty to entertain their fans and not deploy content that propagates hate against women.
“As Ethic Entertainment, we are truly remorseful for any dolor caused by the lyrics to our single, and for every single person that was triggered to a displeasing memory or emotion by it, receive our sincere apologies. Rest assured that no disrespect was intended”.
This apology comes after many people showed their displeasure on social media citing the song to be promoting rape culture.
The song also got the attention of Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) CEO Ezekiel Mutua. He released a statement on his Facebook page saying that he was in talks with Google authorities in Kenya to take down the controversial song on YouTube.
“I have even spoken to Google to take down the damn crap called Tarimbo by Ethic Entertainment which advocates for the rape of women. Promoting violence against women is criminal,”
Mutua also asked the DCI to arrest the members of Ethic Entertainment over what he termed “going beyond the prescribed delimitations of expression”.