"There are movies, television series that are out there similar to my video. No one in this video is really dead, this is all fiction. I wanted to be the actor in this video."
UPDATE: YouTube has now added a "content warning" that you have to agree to before being able to view Gerardo Ortiz's music video "Fuiste Mía." After a petition with more than 6,000 signatures asked YouTube and Vevo to remove the clip due to its violent nature, the platform has made this modification. But that hasn't stopped viewers from checking out the clip. The controversy helped the track climb on the Hot Latin Songs at No. 21 on the April 16-dated chart solely ono the strength of streams, 87 percent stem from YouTube views.
An unapologetic Gerardo Ortiz appeared before the media Monday (April 4) in a press conference held in Los Angeles to address for the first time his controversial music video "Fuiste Mía" that, according to a petition, "incites violence against women."
In the video, Ortiz's character finds his girlfriend cheating on him and violently kills the man she's in bed with. From there, he ties her up, gropes her and throws her in his car's trunk to later set her on fire without repercussion or remorse. In his defense, Ortiz explained this is all a piece of fiction and should be treated like a film or TV show.