Most Watched YouTube Video Ever ‘Despacito’ Taken Offline, Upsetting No One

Despacito‘ by Luis Fonsi, and featuring one Daddy Yankee, was briefly but dramatically taken off YouTube by badass hackers earlier this evening, much to the despair of approx one guy, Fonsi himself (why would Mr. Daddy give a shit?).

The most watched video on YouTube ever, which reached the milestone of five billion views just five days ago, was taken down by two hackers calling themselves Prosox and Kuroi’sh. Its cover image showed not Fonsi and Mr. Daddy, but a group – presumably including our boys Prosox and Kuroi’sh – wearing masks and pointing guns at the camera. But when someone decided they wanted to listen to Latin grooves, were not intimidated by the very disturbing image and pressed play, the video was unavailable. “Free Palestine” was written under the video.

 I actually wanted the Justin Bieber remix.

They pulled the same shit on some less popular vidyas posted by Vevo by more than a dozen other artists, including Taylor Swift, Drake, Selena Gomez and Shakira, and if certified choon ‘Wherever, Whenever‘ is touched so help me God I will LOSE IT.

Only some had the cover image replaced, or were taken down completely, while many had their titles changed to include the hackers’ apparent message and their internet identities.

In case you managed to miss ‘Despacito’, meaning ‘Slowly’ in Spanish, you lucky sonofagun, the tune that will probably make it onto the world’s headstone come the end of the world came out in January last year and spent 16 consecutive weeks at the top of the US singles chart. It also became the world’s most streamed song when it reached 4.6 billion plays in July last year.

A dude purporting to be the hacker is chatting shit on Twitter rn:

So there you have it. The world lost and then recovered ‘Despacito’, and everything is as it should be.