Hackers delete ‘Despacito’ from YouTube after video garners 5 billion views in apparent political statement
The song’s title translates to “Slowly” in English, but the video’s removal from YouTube has been anything but.
Luis Fonsi’s hit sensation has been deleted from YouTube just days after it became the first video on the video streaming platform to chart 5 billion views. The hackers responsible for “Despacito’s” disappearance have replaced Fonsi’s famed music video with one that depicts a series of masked figures pointing guns at the camera. Claiming the names of “Prosox” and “Kuroi’sh,” the hackers additionally wrote “Free Palestine” underneath the video.