Despacito reappears after being ‘Deleted’ from YouTube, five days after breaking the record for being the most watched video on YouTube

by Shariq Vohra

The record-breaking music video of ‘Despacito’ reappeared online after it was deleted from YouTube by hackers. 

The still of the video originally showed Luis Fonsi, but after it was compromised by hackers who called themselves, ‘Prosox and Kuroi’sh‘, the video showed a scene which was not a part of the Despacito video at all.

The music video of Despacito was hacked and deleted from YouTube. (Image source: YouTube)

Luis Fonsi’s song has 5 billion views on YouTube. (Image source: YouTube)

The video that was deleted showed figures who wore masks and aimed their guns at the camera. Every time the users attempted to click on the video, a notice would be displayed on the video saying, “The video is unavailable.”

Prosox and Kuroi’sh wrote “Free Palestine” in the video description.

Original still in YouTube search results. (Image source: YouTube)

Fans were not able to watch the video after it got hacked by Prosox and Kuroi’sh. (Image source: YouTube)

A Twitter account of one of the alleged hackers read, “It’s just for fun, I just use [the script] ‘youtube-change-title-video’ and I write ‘hacked’. Don’t judge me I love YouTube.”

The hit single was sang by Puerto Rican singer, Luis Fonsi, and featured Daddy Yankee. The video recently became the first video on Youtube to hit the 5-billion view mark.

Apparently, Despacito was not the only video getting affected by this incident. Other artists videos’ who fell victim to this included Drake, Shakira, Selena Gomez, and Taylor Swift.

The song features Daddy Yankee with Luis Fonsi. (Image source: YouTube)

Image source: YouTube

Despacito was released last year on January 12 by Universal Music Latin and was directed by Carlos Pérez. Since then, it has become one of the most popular songs of the modern music industry.

The music video was filmed in San Juan, Puerto Rico on December 16, and also, in a very famous bar in the city, by the name of ‘La Factoría‘.

Zuleyka Rivera features in Despacito’s music video. (Image source: YouTube)

Last year, Despacito was also sang by Justin Bieber. The remixed version was released on April 17. It included original verses of the Spanish song, and the rest were translated by Luis Fonsi in English for the Canadian singer to sing.

The remix video on YouTube also gathered around 20-million views in 24 hours, making it the third-best music video debut of 2017.

The song was also sung by Justin Bieber. (Image source: YouTube)

Image source: YouTube

‘Despacito’ means “slowly”, and its highly-sexualised lyrics gave references to ‘trespassing danger zones’.

Listen to the song below:



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