Jay Park (real name Park Jae Beom, 박재범) has become a trending topic in Malaysia this week – due to some controversial reasons!
The K-pop rapper sparked criticisms from Muslim music listeners after he included the name of the Muslim God Allah in the lyrics of his song, “Mukbbang (Remix)”.
Tw // islamophobic
The fact that jay park also wrote this song just shows how disrespectful he is ,, when will these artists stop using islamic things for their aesthetics and hv a basic decency for our religion ? Its too normalized and got swept under the rug everytime :( pic.twitter.com/yyfuPIsyFP
— Lia⁷ (@yerinkth) May 27, 2021
Many were angered after Jay proclaimed himself to be a “young God” and called for everyone to “worship me like Allah” in the song, which was released back in December last year. In this case, not only was he heavily bashed for allegedly disparaging the Creator, the production team were also slammed for disrespecting the religion.
As a result, a lot of fans, especially Muslims, have taken to Twitter to vent their frustration towards the former 2PM member. “Jay Park is cancelled. Please block or unfollow me if you still choose to follow him. Thanks,” one Twitter user expressed.
“This is the nth time Korean artist disrespecting our religion, and now Jay Park too? What the f**k is wrong with y’all can you respect us at least? We’ve had enough,” another commentator chimed in. Apart from that, there were also a few who called local rapper Joe Flizzow out after they discovered that the former had recently collaborated with the “Girlfriend” singer.
JAY PARK IS CONFUSING ME SO MUCH LIKE WTF? pic.twitter.com/vJBQLKtpQR
— ney ♮⁺¹ 🇵🇸 (@shotarowoon) May 26, 2021
If you support jay park please sb me pic.twitter.com/lLHztJnzb2
— 💤nini (@saidaeffects) May 26, 2021
Jay Park is an example of artists that say they respect all religions but all they do is talk. Just to get fan's support but in reality they're all the same. Other people's religion is just a toy for them.
— han (@_JH4N) May 27, 2021
No more jaypark and no more joe flizzow.
— ki – (@mobbphobia) May 27, 2021
Jay Park : offends muslims in every level by telling people to worship him like Allah.
Also Jay Park : save palestine 😭❤️
Also also Jay Park : *collabs with Joe Flizzow, a whole Muslim*
Brother. Idk if you're trying to be offensive or just..ignorant. @JAYBUMAOM
— 🍜💙🐰 (@ramenlovesbunny) May 27, 2021
Based on our checking, Jay hasn’t bothered to address the controversy on his official social media accounts.