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CBCP wants One Direction to be banned from the Philippines


Manila, Philippines - Due to the viral video which shows One Direction members "laughing and joking about marijuana", the concert of the popular boy band is in a petition to be banned in the Philippines.

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In a report published on Philippine Star, CBCP Episcopal Commission on Youth executive secretary Fr. Conegundo Garganta said he is in favor of not allowing the singers of the hit songs “What Makes You Beautiful” and “One Thing” to enter the country.

English-Irish group has an scheduled concert called ' On the Road Again Tour' at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds on March 21-22, 2015.

Garganta is looking forward on President Benigno Aquino III's action to ban the group from performing in a two-day concert.

He said parents should not lead their children in the “wrong direction.”

The CBCP official also said concert organizers should practice discernment on who they should invite to perform in the country.

“I think that even the local organizers do not want to have a culture of youth being stoned. That could become a problem for them,” he said.

According to the Mail Online report, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson shared a "roll-up 'joint'" during the Latin America leg of their 2014 Stadium Tour.

Louis can be heard on the video saying: "One very very important factor of Zayn’s warm up, of course, is Mary J, herself."

"Mary J" is known as slang for marijuana.

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