Dato’ Seri Vida (DVS), whose real name is Hasmiza Othman, is no stranger to public controversy.
The cosmetics millionaire recently took to Instagram to upload several photos of her trip to a cemetery. Netizens were quick to call her out on her insensitive behaviour for sitting on someone’s grave.
Vida has since released an apology, defending herself that she did not noticed the Jawi writings in gold on the tomb. “I’m sorry. I didn’t take note of the scriptures plastered around the tomb,” she was quoted as saying. Since there were no chairs or mat around, and squatting wasn’t an option, Vida decided to make herself comfortable.
For those that don’t know, it’s an annual tradition for Vida to visit her late sons’ bodies on the first day of every Syawal. Eddie Zuhdi Mohd Amin, 11, and Edrie Zikrie, 10, perished in a fire a double-storey terrace house in Meru Hills, Taman Meru, Ipoh. The founder of Qu Puteh beauty care was in Penang when the tragic incident occurred on 3rd August 2013.
Although netizens can sympathise with Vida’s lost, they also urged her to “respect the dead” and that “it’s haram to sit on other people’s grave”.