During a recent concert in London, Canadian singer and rapper Shubhneet Singh, popularly known as Shubh, found himself at the center of a controversy. The artist faced backlash when he unknowingly wore a hoodie thrown at him by an audience member, which featured a depiction of the Punjab map and a caricature related to the assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
Shubh’s performance took an unexpected turn when the black hoodie landed on stage. Unaware of its content, he put it on, inadvertently showcasing the controversial imagery to the crowd and those watching online. The incident quickly garnered attention, sparking a wave of criticism and accusations on various social media platforms.
Shubh Clarifies on Instagram
In an attempt to address the situation and clarify his stance, Shubh took to Instagram, sharing his side of the story. He expressed that he was there to perform and was not scrutinizing the items thrown at him on stage.
“A lot of clothes, jewelry, and phones were thrown at my first show in London. I was there to perform, not to see what got thrown at me and what was on it,” he stated, emphasizing his commitment to his performance and his unawareness of the hoodie’s design.
Despite his explanation, the incident has stirred a range of responses from the online community. Some users on Reddit argued that even if it was a mistake, a formal apology was necessary, highlighting the need for Shubh to explicitly disavow any association with Khalistani terrorism.
Others speculated that the incident might have been premeditated, pointing to how the hoodie was displayed during the concert. Interestingly, a clothing brand named Akaal Clothing has shared content related to the incident on Instagram, showcasing images and videos from Shubh’s Birmingham concert that clearly depict the controversial hoodie.
This incident adds to the challenges Shubh has faced recently, following the cancellation of his India tour in September due to allegations of supporting the Khalistan cause. He has previously shared controversial content related to Punjab on his social media, which has led to heightened scrutiny of his actions and statements.
In light of the recent events, Shubh has expressed his disappointment and sorrow, emphasizing his love for India and Punjab. He highlighted his heritage and the sacrifices of his ancestors, reaffirming his connection to the country and his desire to share his music on an international stage.
As the story continues to unfold, it is evident that the incident at the London concert has left a significant impact on Shubh’s career and public image, necessitating a careful and thoughtful response to navigate the complexities of the situation.