Ed's Shape of You branded "pornographic" in Indonesia

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A broadcasting commission in Indonesia has placed a ban on more than a dozen English songs that authorities say contain adult and offensive content, the Guardian reports. Though they've jokingly rumbled on Twitter, the two have been friends for years.

"In this case, what is banned is not the songs, but the lyrics of the songs that contain pornography, pornographic association, and obscenity", reads the notice.

Other tracks included on the list of banned songs are The Killers" "Mr. Brightside", DJ Khaled's "Wild Thoughts", Bruno Mars" "That's What I Like' and Sigrid's "Plot Twist', which should not be played or broadcast on air between 10pm and 3am.

The British musician has not commented on the inclusion of his song on the explicit content list, but according to his website Sheeran is scheduled to hold a concert in Jakarta on 3 May.

In the official memorandum, commission head Dedeh Fardiah said some of the lyrics could be perceived as "objectifying women as sexual objects".

Restricted titles include Grammy award victor Mars´ "That´s what I like" and "Versace on the Floor", Ed Sheeran´s megahit "Shape of You" and Ariana Grande´s "Love Me Harder".

Bruno Mars has launched a cheeky Twitter protest over Indonesia's most populous province slapping restrictions on some of his biggest hits - and poked fun at fellow music megastar Ed Sheeran in the process.

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