I hated this song from the moment I heard it for the first time in 1985. Not for its message, but because I felt then, as I do now after unfortunately hearing it once again, that the song simply sucks.
But that is not the point. The point is what’s the difference between asking artists not to help the apartheid regime in South Africa and asking them not to help the apartheid regime in Cuba?
There is none.
And that is why the arrogant radio host had to shut his mouth up when Joe Cardona masterfully made that point during his interview.