AP Dhillon issues a statement when Shubh breaks his quiet about the cancelled India tour: ‘Spread love rather than hatred.’
AP Dhillon appears to have reacted to the fury over Shubh’s Still Rollin India Tour, which was canceled following backlash over the singer’s previous controversial remark.
AP Dhillon has tweeted a message about’spreading love and not hatred’ hours after Punjabi-Canadian singer-rapper Shubh (Shubhneet Singh) broke quiet following reaction and the cancellation of his India tour amid the ongoing diplomatic conflict between India and Canada. A day after Shubh’s Still Rollin India Tour was canceled due to his apparent sympathy for the Khalistan cause, the Canadian musician took to Instagram Stories. The fury towards Shubh was also documented on the late Sidhu Moose Wala’s Instagram page.
“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,” AP Dhillon posted on Instagram Stories on Friday. It has become nearly impossible to stay focused on your trade and accomplish what you love as an artist. I try to be sensitive to everyone’s feelings, but it’s come to the point where we have to second and triple-check our every move for fear of unwittingly fueling further divisiveness.”
“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 color, race, religion, nationality, gender, etc,” wrote the singer, who has been living in Canada since 2015 and recently visited India.
“Spread love, not hate,” AP Dhillon ended. Let us begin to think for ourselves rather than allowing nasty influences to program our beliefs. We are all connected. Let us not be divided by man-made societal constructions. We got here via division, but togetherness is the key to the future…”
Message on Sidhu Moosewala’s Facebook page
Meanwhile, late Sidhu Moose Wala’s Instagram page sent a declaration of solidarity for Subhu. “Sidhu consistently advocated for his people, only to be unjustly labeled a terrorist without substantiated evidence,” it said in part. Shubh has unfortunately met a similar fate. A single Instagram Story, shared with good intentions, has unexpectedly sparked a flood of national hatred. It begs the question of why artists from minority populations seem to experience such difficulties, whether through persecution or suppression. Music is not bound by caste or religion. We lost Sidhu as a result of the widespread animosity. When will this be over?
Shubh’s India tour has been canceled due to public outrage.
Shubh’s Still Rollin Tour for India was canceled on Wednesday, according to BookMyShow. BookMyShow tweeted, “Singer Shubhneet Singh’s Still Rollin Tour for India has been canceled.” As a result, BookMyShow has initiated a full refund of the ticket price for all customers who purchased tickets for the concert. The reimbursement will be recorded in the customer’s original transaction source account within 7-10 business days.”
The ticketing service received flak on social media for hosting the artist, who has been labeled an alleged Khalistani sympathiser following his previous remark. Earlier this year, Shubh allegedly published a distorted map of India on Instagram Stories, along with the caption “Pray for Punjab.” According to reports, Indian cricketer Virat Kohli and others have unfollowed Shubh on Instagram as a result of the reaction.
Shubh expressed disappointment in the cancellation of his India tour in a message made on Instagram on Thursday. He stated that he had been preparing for this tour for the previous two months and was excited to play in India.