Shubh’s Still Rollin India Tour was cancelled as a result of anger over the singer’s earlier divisive statement, and AP Dhillon appeared to respond to the outcry.
AP Dhillon has tweeted a message about “spreading love and not hate,” hours after Punjabi-Canadian singer-rapper Shubh (Shubhneet Singh) broke his silence following outrage and the cancellation of his India tour due to the ongoing diplomatic spat between India and Canada. A day after Shubh’s Still Rollin India Tour was cancelled due to his apparent sympathy for the Khalistan cause, the Canadian musician resorted to Instagram Stories. The fury against Shubh was also shared on the Instagram page of the late Sidhu Moose Wala.
People are urged to “start thinking” by AP Dhillon
“I try to stay out of all the social mania as it is clear to me that regardless of what I say or do, it is a lost cause,” AP Dhillon posted on Instagram Stories on Friday. “Someone, somewhere is going to spin the narrative to their liking and create more division.” It has become nearly hard for artists to maintain their focus and pursue their passions. I make an effort to be sensitive to everyone’s feelings, but we now have to carefully consider every decision we make out of concern that we can unintentionally cause further conflict.
“Special interest and political groups constantly use our (artists’) public image as a chess piece to further their agenda, while we are just trying to make art that helps people on an individual level, regardless of their colour, race, religion, nationality, gender, etc.,” the singer, who has lived in Canada since 2015 and recently visited India, continued.
Spread love, not hate, said AP Dhillon in closing. Let’s begin exercising independent thought and stop allowing divisive forces to shape our opinions. All of us are one. Let’s avoid being divided by artificial social structures. We get here through division, but the future depends on unity.
In the meantime, the Instagram profile for the late Sidhu Moose Wala posted a message of support for Subhu. It stated, in part, “Sidhu persistently fought for the rights of his people only to be falsely accused of being a terrorist without any supporting documentation. Unfortunately, Shubh has met a same end. A single Instagram Story that was posted with the best of intentions has unintentionally sparked a wave of anti-American sentiment. It begs the question of why artists who represent underrepresented groups continuously experience hardship, whether in the form of persecution or silencing. Religion and caste are irrelevant to music. We lost Sidhu as a result of this pervasive animosity. What will happen next?
India tour of Shubh was cancelled amid criticism
Shubh’s Still Rollin Tour for India was cancelled, BookMyShow reported on Wednesday. Singer Shubhneet Singh’s Still Rollin Tour for India has been cancelled, according to a tweet from BookMyShow. For all customers who had bought tickets for the performance, BookMyShow has started a full refund of the ticket price. Within 7 to 10 business days, the refund will appear in the customer’s original transaction source account.
The musician, who has been dubbed an accused Khalistani sympathiser in the aftermath of his earlier remark, was hosted by the ticket-booking app, which received criticism on social media over the decision. Earlier this year, Shubh allegedly posted on Instagram Stories a distorted map of India along with the message “Pray for Punjab.” Virat Kohli, an Indian cricketer, and others are said to have stopped following Shubh on Instagram as a result of the criticism.
Shubh lamented the cancellation of his India trip in a statement he shared on Instagram on Thursday. He claimed that he had been getting ready for this tour for the previous two months and that he was anxious to play in India.