Hours after Punjabi-Canadian singer-rapper Shubh (Shubhneet Singh) spoke about the backlash and the cancellation of his India tour amid the ongoing diplomatic row between India and Canada, singer AP Dhillon has shared a message about ‘spreading love and not hate’.
In a statement posted on Instagram on Thursday, Shubh expressed disappointment at the cancellation of his India tour. He said that he had been preparing for this tour for the past two months and was eagerly looking forward to performing in India.
AP Dhillon urges people to start thinking
Canada-based singer AP Dhillon took to Instagram Stories a day after Shubh’s ‘Still Rollin’ India Tour was cancelled over his alleged support to the Khalistan cause.
Dhillon wrote on Instagram on Friday, ‘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. As an artist it has become almost impossible to stay focussed on your craft and do what you love. I try to be mindful of everyone’s sentiments but it has gotten to a point where we have to second and triple guess our every move due to fear of unintentionally fuelling even more division.’
The Canada-based singer further wrote, ‘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 individual level, regardless of their colour, race, religion, nationality, gender etc.’
Dhillon concluded, ‘Spread love not hate. Let’s start thinking for ourselves and not let hateful influences program our beliefs. We are ALL one. let’s not let man-made social constructs divide us. Division has gotten us to this point but unity is the key to the future…’