K-Pop star Jay Park came under heavy criticism especially from his Muslim fans after they discovered that the rapper compared himself to Allah in his song MUKKBANG (Remix).
Following the criticism, the Korean rapper released an apology statement on his Twitter.
?❤️ I humbly apologize. pic.twitter.com/uOUwxzqdN0
— JAY BUM PARK (@JAYBUMAOM) May 27, 2021
He clarified in the statement that at first, he didn’t see it as a problem, but after reading comments from Muslim fans, he realized that it’s not his place to decide what the word means, as the Muslim community sees it as something very meaningful.
MUKKBANG (Remix), which was released in 2020, sparked renewed controversy on Twitter recently after users highlighted Jay Park’s verse in the song.
The lines, “Worship mе like Allah / Get it done like wallah” caught the attention of Muslim fans who then heavily criticized Jay Park for being “disrespectful” and “Islamophobic.”
sorry non skz but just found out about jay parks SUPER offensive lyrics about comparing himself (astaghfirullah) to Allah and even terribly trying to rhyme it with wallah and it’s just .. sorry but if u genuinely support this man plssss block me bc i’m super weirded out by him pic.twitter.com/IQsJ8GqBBo
— aya (@hwangover) May 26, 2021
Tw // islamophobic
The fact that jay park also wrote this song just shows how disrespectful he is ,, when will these artists stop using islamic things for their aesthetics and hv a basic decency for our religion ? Its too normalized and got swept under the rug everytime 🙁 pic.twitter.com/yyfuPIsyFP
— Lia⁷ (@yerinkth) May 27, 2021
We’re glad the K-Pop star has come out with an apology. May this be a lesson to everyone to respect the boundaries of different religions and cultures.
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