“Spread love not hate. Let’s start thinking for ourselves and not let hateful influences program our beliefs”, wrote AP Dhillon after Shubh faced backlash for his alleged support towards Khalistan.
After Canada-based Punjabi rapper Shubh’s Still Rollin tour across twelve Indian cities got cancelled after he faced backlash over his controversial Instagram post, another Canada-based Punjabi rapper AP Dhillon has put out a statement asking people to ‘spread love, not hate’.
Taking to his Instagram Stories on Friday, September 21, Dhillon wrote, “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… someone, somewhere is going to spin the narrative to their liking and create more division. As an artist it has become almost impossible to stay focussed on your craft and do what you love. I try to be mindful of everyone’s sentiments but it has gotten to a point where we have to second and triple guess our every move due to fear of unintentionally fuelling even more division.”
Talking about how artists are used by the political groups to further their own agendas, the Brown Munde singer added, “Special interest and political groups constantly use our public image as a chess piece to further their agenda, while we are just trying to make art that helps people on individual level, regardless of their colour, race, religion, nationality, gender, etc.”
Concluding his thoughts, Amritpal Singh Dhillon stated, “Spread love not hate. Let’s start thinking for ourselves and not let hateful influences program our beliefs. We are ALL one. let’s not let man-made social constructs divide us. Division has gotten us to this point but unity is the key to the future.”
Shubh aka Shubhneet Singh was scheduled to perform in twelve Indian cities of Bengaluru, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Ludhiana, Chandigarh, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune, and Jaipur in a three-month long tour starting from late September 2023.
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