A few months ago, Abrar ul Haq gave his two cents about Baby Shark and how it has taken the world by a storm. That wasn’t the only thing he had to say since he took a dig at young mothers by giving a controversial statement. His statement sparked an online debate, to say the least.
“When we were kids, our mothers chose to recite the Kalima while holding us to their embrace, today mothers play Baby Shark and hand their cellphones over to their kids,” The singer stated.
Abrar Ul Haq’s Latest Offering To The Music Industry
The veteran singer has come out with a new release and the name is Begum Shak Karti hai. Ironically, the song follows the tune of the hit, Baby Shark. Whether this was an attempt to release a new hit or to re-direct the criticism he received on his infamous statement, the result is definitely not good. The song features Saba Qamar in a character who would do anything to catch her husband in the act. The music video proceeds through different scenes where the wife is trying to find out whether her husband is being unfaithful to her or not. Only to her surprise, the husband was planning a surprise birthday party for her.
The song is wrong on so many levels, to begin with. Accusing women and generalizing them as ‘Shakki’ is a tale as old as time. And if that was not enough, he took to his Twitter account to share the latest release with a distasteful caption.
“Dedicated to all those who are too much married…Yaani “Run Mureed”.
Dedicated to all those who are too much married… Yaani "Run Mureed".
Begum Shak Karti Hey https://t.co/U3nyJvGtoj#begumshakkartihai #runmureed@abrarulhaqpk@sabaqamarzaman@PkArcturus pic.twitter.com/o5JfGHIWR5
— Abrar Ul Haq (@AbrarUlHaqPK) October 25, 2021
Netizens weren’t happy with the caption and nor with the portrayal of married women in the music video. They called out both the singer and the actress on social media for their backward thinking and the outdated nature of the comedy.
Let’s take a look at some of the things people are sharing on Twitter.
Abrar ul Haq ko sharam choo kay nahin guzri. First made fun of mothers singing Baby Shark to their infants, now made a rip off baby shark to make song about most cliche Desi wife jokes. Khan sb tuwano wi waisay koi kink aye namoonay ikathay karan da
— Jasir Shahbaz (@LahoreMarquez) October 27, 2021
There is no denying that Abrar ul Haq blessed the Pakistani music industry with some of the catchiest tunes and music videos. Hence, it is only arbitrary that his fans would also have something to say.
As a child who grew up listening to you, may I respectfully say that making such songs (even for fun) only reinforces the societal ridicule that a man who takes proper care of his wife (which she deserves) is a 'run mureed'. This, apart from the fact the tune is extreme cringe… https://t.co/U7VRla0L8x
— Zaki Khalid (@misterzedpk) October 27, 2021
Someone made sure to point out the hypocrisy of our media industry in light of the notice issued by PEMRA over the ban of hugging, intimate, and private scenes.
TV pe hugging etc wegaira sab bnd kardo par ye toxic masculinity ka display on rakho 🥰 https://t.co/3zbnjQRq2c
— soha (@SohaTazz) October 27, 2021
Listen to the cringe beat yourself below.
Stay tuned to Brandsynario for the latest news and updates!