After successfully wrapping his show in Kuala Lumpur, Shawn Mendes made his way to his next stop in Jakarta for his self-titled concert tour.
A few Indonesian fans were lucky enough to take part in meet-and-greet session with the singer-songwriter, including one Muslim fan known as Hanna. She took to her Instagram to share her excitement with her followers after meeting Shawn in person.
The Muslim girl was seen posing in close proximity with the 21-year-old heartthrob. They even held hands together in the picture to top it off. In addition, she detailed the whole conversation she had with Shawn during the brief meet-up on her caption. She also shared that she was able to hug him a few times.
As a result, the comments were filled with fellow Shawn Mendes die hard fans who shared their excitement with Hanna. Some also expressed their envy towards Hanna for being a lucky fan herself.
However, not everyone has been happy with the post. In this case, a local K-Pop fan using the tweethandle @lightseobin started to question why a religious girl like Hanna has crossed the line to pose in close proximity with the “Stitches” hit maker.
She took to Twitter to bitterly address the issue about the community’s shallow view when it comes to K-Pop music. In addition, she claimed that “only western artistes are allowed by JAKIM”, thus throwing shade to people who disgraced K-Pop music followers.
me : *stream kpop mv
meleis : kat akhirat tak tanye pon dah stream berape banyak
hijabis hug and hold sh*wn :
meleis : ah lucky nye 😭 hm jeles la
ye la artis western je ade halal jakim pic.twitter.com/q4h1x7KK0J
— umai 〃wooseok fankit〃 (@lightseobin) October 9, 2019
Her tweet received widespread reaction from fellow fans of K-Pop. Some argued that their favourite K-Pop act will end up receiving backlash from locals if they were this intimate like Shawn and Hanna.
Additionally, some also criticised the girl for using Allah‘s name in the caption when it’s clear that the photo showcases her in a haram (forbidden) position. Check out their reaction here:
What do you think of the issue? Were the local netizens just being jealous?