Erika Isac's “Macarena” breaks the internet and ignites discussions. What the specialists say about the message of the song

“Macarena”, Erika Isac's new song, with the same name as the famous song that we are used to hearing at parties, has caused controversy on the Internet, not only because of the harsh and obscene language, but also because of the problems in society that it exposes them.

Trap singer Erika Isac's new “Macarena” tackles some of the issues facing women in society, so it's gained instant sympathy online.

The lyrics talk about the hostile attitudes coming from some of the representatives of the opposite sex, such as misogyny, which is usually indicated as the most frequent in the presentation of the types of incorrect behaviors used by them towards women.

“Girls dance, I don't understand what's the matter”, says the artist in the chorus. Later the singer makes a remark: “Mirel from Turnu Măgurele woke up to educate us”.

The song also touches on the dangers to which women are usually more exposed, drawing a parallel between the thoughts of a man and those of a woman in a simple moment, like that of a first date.

“If it wasn't for men, who would protect you? / Protect us from who?”the young woman says in the song, continuing: “always blame the victims like idiots”.

However, the artist uses vulgar language to expose society's problems, a fact that attracted many critics. The words chosen are reminiscent of the songs of bands such as BUG Mafia or Parazitii, also frequently criticized for their often even obscene language.

The performance even contains a line from the song released in 1994: “dale a tu cuerpo alegría”.

Who is Erika Isac?

Considered a leading figure in Romanian trot, Erika Isac started playing music at the age of 6. He participated in several contests, but also shows such as “X Factor”, “The Four” or “One True Singer”.

“I wrote this piece to be understood more than listened to“, the singer said about the last song released.

The lyrics intrigued the listeners because they referred to a man, Mirel, from Turnu Măgurele, who criticizes the behavior of a woman. However, the singer explained that the name is fictitious.

Wave of reactions online

The appearance of the song sparked a long line of messages of support and criticism online, and more women began to share their stories, similar to the international “MeToo” movement against sexual harassment and violence.

One of those who commented on the song was the police influencer Marian Godină, who had both good and bad things to say about the song's lyrics.

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Godină stated that the text is rather addressed to a vulnerable category of women, who, “unfortunately, there are a lot of them“. “The lyrics will be good, but not for everyone, not for all women and not for all men. Rather, they are lyrics against the bombers and for the women who, unfortunately, had a part in them.” stating that they expect a wave of “hate” for his opinion.

<>, Godină also said, referring to the artist's lyrics from another song, which he shows that he doesn't have a very good opinion of.

“Macarena”, and in the attention of politicians

Causing a wave of messages on social networks, the theme of the song was also addressed by USR members, and the message of the new “Macarena” interpretation also reached the Facebook page of former minister Cristian Ghinea, who sent: “we, at Comunitatea Liberală 1848, have a clear position on this with Mirel vs Erika: we stick with the girl. Because it's 2024, in my p….

A message of support also came from Senator Simona Spătaru, who posted on Facebook that the young woman “he has the courage to speak for women who are no more”, “try to represent those who don't think they have any escape”giving voice to a “generations saying STOP to the violence that Romanian women/girls have been enduring for too many generations”.

“This song isn't trying to win any awards for the right words. But it certainly deserves one for its direct and brave message“, the senator claimed.

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Deputy mayor, in the position of a woman on social networks

A USR deputy mayor followed the example of other netizens and sent a message on Facebook in which he recounts how he was treated by men on social media when they thought he was talking to a woman.

«I briefly had a Facebook account with a woman's name. I was using it for real estate ads. A maximum of two hours after I created the account, I put a picture of flowers on my profile and entered several groups in the Roman area, I had about 10 private messages… from “admirers”.

Messages from admirers of the vase of flowers in the picture ranged from “Cf dear, give me your number?” until “You also show me a picture of …. your.” Remarkable was a gentleman of about 70 years old, from a commune, who sent me pictures of his manhood. Not to me, Radu, but to my account with a woman's name and a vase of flowers on the profile»wrote on Facebook Radu Samson, the vice mayor of Roman municipality.

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Sociologist: “It's normal to have reactions”

Sociologist Ionaș Vladimir explained to “Adevărul” that the song “send a message as real as possible”showing that “we have a big problem in Romanian society, and not only”, in most countries there are such problems. At the same time, the sociologist stated that, “if a large part of society, of those who have a say, consider this to be a manifesto song, then indeed it is“.

“I don't think language is necessarily the problem”the sociologist also pointed out, at the same time showing that “society is extremely divided and anything that appears and is massively supported by one part of society will automatically be rejected by the other.”

About the presence of support for the song in the political area, the sociologist Ionaș Vladimir showed that “it's normal that when a subject is divisive, you try to get closer to the side that you know, by the way, is part of your possible electorate.”

According to the sociologist Ionaș Vladimir, the song presents a message that all society should support, i.e. the fact that “we still have a problem with misogyny, with abuse”especially the police, putting pressure on state institutions.

It is “normal to have reactions”but the politicians “they do it as a duty to the process of building an image they have”, explained sociologist Alfred Bulai.

“I mean, normally I'm not interested, especially in an election year, in the reaction of the people of Plitvice. The reaction of other members of the Romanian society is more interesting”said the sociologist.

According to the sociologist, the theme of the song is not one that reaches a wide audience, and its support does not necessarily offer promotion for politicians.

“A certain kind of people react to such songs, and those because they already have a value horizon, so they don't have to be proposed to them by someone”, the sociologist also explained, concluding that “the vote is given by a universe of values, not by some music texts”.

What do the lyrics of the old song “Macarena” say, which conquered the party world

The real-life song “Macarena”, released in 1994 by Los del Río, is about a young woman who ends up cheating on her army-enlisted boyfriend, even with his friends. The lyrics also say that the girl dreams of buying “the most fashionable clothes”, “would like to live in New York” and “seduce a new lover”.