December 6, 2014 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh: Vulgarity in Punjabi songs and offensive song-videos are a cause of concerns for various social awareness groups over social media networks. After Diljit Dosanjh’s Patiala Peg song, Sippy Gill’s 10 Mint song sparked a huge controversy. The social media networks especially the Facebook turned into war zone against Sippy Gill after release of 10 Mint song’s video.
Soon after the video of song 10 Mint was released by Speed Records music company, singer Sippy Gill received massive condemnation and opposition from various groups over social media. Sikh Voice, PunjabUpFilms, Charanamrit Art are to name a few networks who played leading role in triggering awareness against Sippy Gill’s offensive song-video.
Singer Sippy Gill first tried to defend himself and his song. He even went to launch personal attacks against his critics. He said that his song was for entertainment only and further that the song was aimed at relieving tensions of debt ridden Punjabi society.
But when the opposition and criticism grew stronger than his expectations, Sippy Gill tendered apology through a post on his official Facebook Fans page. Controversial singer declared to take down the video of 10 mint song from the YouTube.
A team member of PunjabUpFilms told Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) that though Sippy Gill has apologized and declared to take down the offensive video, the video still shows up on Speed Records’ YouTube channel. “Despite declaration in this regard the video is not taken down even after passage of two days” he added.
Social media is playing the role of ‘unofficial censor board’ on vulgar, indecent and offensive Punjabi songs.
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