Malaysian rock outfit Drama Band’s new music video for their latest song “Drama” have been labeled as many by netizens – bold, honest, hilarious, rude, cheap, insensitive and many more.
This is because, the video seems to be making fun of several known local celebrities in Malaysia including Haqiem Rusli, Nabila Razali, Haneesya Hani, and Ernisha.
Before the MV starts, the band has already clarified that the characters in the video are mere creations and have nothing to do with real-life individuals, but many people think otherwise.
Some of the issues highlighted in the MV include Haqiem Rusli’s depression case, Nabila Razali’s breakup with Aedy Ashraf, and Dewi Remaja’s controversy involving Haneesya Hani and Ernisha.
Sarcasm level : 999??
— iamliyanana (@iamliyanana) February 15, 2019
i dont like haneesya either but drama band’s music video is a piece of shit. she was wrong, but it was back then. you dont have to keep reminding her about her mistakes.i can feel her, i know what she feels when people keep on saying about her past. ive been in that situation tooADVERTISEMENT
— （╹◡╹）♡ (@chickinw1ng) February 16, 2019
Though many have complimented the video for its catchy music as well as its honest and bold approach, not everyone is a fan. Some viewed the video as disrespectful and insensitive, saying that it’s a cheap marketing ploy using other celebrities’ fame as a channel.
Former titleholder of Dewi Remaja Haneesya Hani has also voiced out her frustration regarding the video saying that “it’s not even funny”, adding “I hope your band get all the attention you need.”
Bila saya tengok balik MV drama band tu,mungkin ada sebab diorg buat mcm tu,kita tk tahu niat mereka.Sama ada ia baik atau jahat,and nasihat diterima dgn hati yg terbuka.Nasib baik haqiem rusli dalam MV tu still pakai spec hahahaha!
— – (@HaqiemRusli) February 17, 2019
Meanwhile, Haqiem Rusli has been taking it quite positively as he believed that there may be a reason why the MV is made this way. “Be it good or bad, I take the advice with an open heart.”