Congratulations to our country for gaining the world’s attention for the wrong reason once again.
Since the recent public caning of 2 Muslim women, more and more figures as well as personalities have called out expressed their disappointment against the action, including Imagine Dragons’s lead vocalist Dan Reynolds.
this is what is happening around the world still today. in 2018. we are not past bigotry, sexism, homophobia or racism. it is alive. we must see it. we must speak out against it. our voices can create change. https://t.co/PESHFHtCb4ADVERTISEMENT
— Dan Reynolds (@DanReynolds) September 3, 2018
A few days ago, Reynolds also called out to Eminem for using homophobic slurs in his new song “Fall” from his “Kamikaze” album.
The song is believed to be directed towards another rapper Tyler, The Creator, having previously slammed Eminem for releasing the “Shady XV” compilation album in 2014.
it’s never ok to say a word that is filled with hate. I don’t care what year you were born in or what meaning it has to you.
if it contributes to hate and bigotry then it is hateful. period.
there is never an ok time to say the word fa**ot
I don’t care who you are.
— Dan Reynolds (@DanReynolds) August 31, 2018
Apart from Reynolds, Greyson Chance who came out as gay last year also took a stand regarding the public caning in Malaysia.
this breaks my heart <3
ive met so many loving and accepting Malaysians throughout my career and my thoughts go out to the many on the ground trying to make it better.
stay strong ??https://t.co/Jxp5QTNGih
— Greyson Chance (@greysonchance) September 3, 2018
Other celebrities and prominent personalities who voiced out about the issue include “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” actor Dirk Blocker, AsNTM alum Alicia Amin, veteran actress Adibah Noor, Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah, PKR president Anwar Ibrahim, and more.