Gerardo Ortiz
Gerardo Ortiz performs onstage during Telemundo's Latin American Music Awards at the Dolby Theatre on October 8, 2015 in Hollywood, California. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Gerardo Ortiz is making people mad with the release of his most recent music video, “Fuiste Mía.” According to El Mañana, received a couple of petitions from concerned citizens requesting for the clip to be taken down from YouTube.

“It is important to stop reproducing gender violence against women, it is inconceivable that ‘artistic expressions’ can promote femicide such as the case of Gerardo Ortiz’s music video, which shows a man murdering two people, including his lover, over an affair,” Jovana Espinosa from Queretaro, Mexico wrote in her letter.

Ivan Jakes joined the conversation adding that “denigrating women is something that is seen as natural in the Mexican society, which makes it more difficult to perceive it. And it’s because of this naturalization that this type of scenario can be accepted and entertaining, and the faces behind it come of as seductive and likable. These faces can be found in the Regional Mexican Music genre, where the oppression and disqualification of women tends to be a constant that gets accentuated more and more each time.”

In the last 5 years, more than 3 million women have been victims of sexual violence, more than 1,400 women were assaulted, beaten, or raped, and more than 1,900 women and young girls were violently murdered, and the reality is that violence against women in Mexico and Latin America is a cultural problem that is systemic and unlikely to improve, according to free lance reporter Andrea Noel, who was recently attacked in the streets of Mexico City.

YouTube has yet to respond to these petitions.

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