Broadcasting watchdog issues implicit threat to networks against music video: official
The allegation came a day after singer Mabel Matiz’s new song “Karakol” went live on Youtube. İlhan Taşçı, a member of the Radio and Television Supreme Council RTUK, took to social media and claimed that the infamous broadcasting watchdog wanted to prevent the music channels from airing the new song. Taşçı, who was appointed by the Republican People’s Party, CHP, claimed that “RTUK called all the music channels one by one about Mabel Matiz’s latest song. They told them “Not to air the clip” or else…
They don’t want to “ban” the video outright in case they have to backtrack. They are against everything unlike them, against every thought unlike them…”
RTÜK, Mabel Matiz'in son şarkısı için tek tek tüm müzik kanallarını arayarak “yayınlamamalarını” yoksa olacaklar konusunda aba altından sopa gösterdi.— İlhan Taşcı (@ilhantasci) July 1, 2022
Çıkıp yekten “yasakladık” diyemiyorlar ki duruma göre geri dönüş yapabilsinler.
Kendi gibi olmayan her şeye, düşünceye karşılar… https://t.co/BFf6g6BaeE
Earlier, “Karakol” was targeted by the pro-government Yeni Akit newspaper. The newspaper blamed the clip and Mabel Matiz for “normalizing homosexuality” in an article full of hate speech and anti-LGBTIQA+ rhetoric. The header Yeni Akit used, “Know Your Place Mabel Matiz”, was turned into a hashtag on Twitter.
Matiz's fans also rallied to the help of the artist on social media. Following an influx of supportive posts, Matiz tweeted "I cry but because I am happy."
Ağlıyorum ama sevinçten. pic.twitter.com/xovtl9wWyO— Mabel Matiz (@mabelmatiz) July 2, 2022