This Mexican Singer’s Music Video Depicts Violence Against Women, Now He Could Face Jail Time
Earlier this year, regional Mexican music star Gerardo Ortiz sparked a backlash after the release of the music video for “Fuiste Mia.” The video features Ortiz taking revenge on a cheating girlfriend, and the man she was sleeping with, by killing them. Not exactly the most romantic video in Ortiz’s career.
After complaints that the video promoted violence against women, YouTube and Vevo removed the video.Credit: GerardoOrtizVEVO / YouTube
Ortiz then held a press conference in which he awkwardly attempted to justify the violence in the video, comparing it to the violence found in a TV show or movie.Credit: Dulce Osuna / YouTube
Now, Ortiz could face jail time for the video. Yes, jail time.
According to El Universal, Ortiz was recently arrested upon arriving to the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. He was charged with “criminal exaltation,” which carries a sentence of one to six months in jail.
Criminal exaltation, which is called “apología de delito” in Spanish, happens when someone publicly supports or attempts to justify an illegal activity. Ortiz, who plays the protagonist in the music video for “Fuiste Mia,” kills two characters and rides away into the sunset, which was seen as a justification of murder.
Ortiz was released after paying 50,000 pesos (about $2,700) in bail. Now, a judge will decide whether there is enough evidence to try Ortiz.
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