The success of Despacito has everything to do with diversity and how Reggaeton came about and…
Ed Dunn

I think the author wanted to make a point about collaboration, and used Despacito as an analogy to prove a point. I think it is fair to assume the author is zooming in on one of possibly many contributing factors of the song’s success.

Possibly a misguided approach, but also likely not malicious in any way.