Latest Bollywood song from ‘Khaali Peeli’ featuring Ananya Panday and Ishaan Khatter sparks fury among social media users for being disrespectful to US singer, Beyoncé.
Titled, Beyonce Sharma Jayegi, the freshly-dropped first track of the film Khaali Peeli has drawn flak online.
Soon after its release, netizens started apologizing to the pop sensation Beyoncé for the sexist and racist lyrics.
A Twitter user fumed: “Beyonce sharma jayegi was not only problematic and racist. IT DID NOT EVEN RHYME! THAT IS THE LEAST THEY COULD DO! Dhinchak Pooja songs rhymed better than #BeyonceSharmaJayegi.”
“#BeyonceSharmaJaayegi Hindi songs lyrics hit a new low! Extremely disappointed & disgusted! #BeyonceSharmaJayegi #KhaaliPeeli #KhaaliPeeliTrailer,” said another.
— Prerna Wahi @prernasdiaries (@Prerna_wahi) September 7, 2020
“This is just blatantly ignoring the fact how they’re glorifying fair skin (yet again) and then comparing it to Beyoncé. This is RACIST. Y’all are embarrassing yourselves. TAKE THIS DOWN AND APOLOGIZE #BeyonceSharmaJayegi,” added a third.
This is just blatantly ignoring the fact how they’re glorifying fair skin (yet again) and then comparing it to Beyoncé (a black woman). This is RACIST.
— Rajvi Desai 💀 (@RajviDesai31) September 7, 2020
Waiting for Beyonce to file a case…. https://t.co/VrQrf1xqd0
— 𖧵MINI⁷❖⟭⟬ बांग पीडी की बहू ⟬⟭ (@pragmatic_prick) September 7, 2020
The way racism is so normalised in bollywood and in Indian Gp
ISTG I showed my mom the video and she was like what’s wrong with it
“Oh tujhe dekh ke GoOriYa Beyonce bhi Sharma jaayegi”
Mujhe duniya tyaag deni hai
— Chai’s cup⁷☕ (@RoseSJ1997) September 7, 2020
The comment’s section of the song’s YouTube video is also replete with comments calling out its racist lyrics.