Cosmetics tycoon Datuk Seri Aliff Syukri has once again sparked controversy when he and his wife, Datin Seri Shahida recently uploaded a video, seemingly mocking the suffering of the Palestinian. This is not the first time that he got into trouble for his post about Palestine as he once got criticised for mistaking the Sudanese flag with Palestinian flag.
In the short reel, the couple were seen reenacting a scene of Palestinians getting attacked by the Zionist. The couple were acting as if they were being attacked by the Israeli terrorists and trying to save themselves against the sound of gunfire in the background.
The video that was uploaded on the entrepreneur’s socials including Instagram and TikTok displeased netizens when Aliff Syukri appeared to be wearing a helmet and carrying a broom apparently portraying a Palestinian fighter who allegedly rescued an injured woman acted by his wife. “This is the situation in Palestine… this is the nation’s hero,” captioned Aliff Syukri in the clip briefly.
The insensitive video enraged netizens as the businessman influencer blatantly made fun of the ongoing conflict in Palestine that continues to devastate thousands of people in the country. The video was even accompanied by the sound of people laughing in the background. Some even questioned his intention of posting such a video. Some of the netizens comments include:
- “I don’t think it’s funny to use the Palestinian issue for this kind of video. Please, the Palestinians are still traumatised with the ongoing wars. They even lost their family members. And you simply mock them like this.”
- “You were blessed with wealth and prosperity that you overlooked the real suffering of the Palestinians. They fought so hard for their life there, Dato.”
- “Dato, sorry to say, please learn to be an adult.”
- “There are things that can be joked about, but I’m sorry this is too much. It seems like you were making fun of our brothers and sisters in Palestine. Please be more mature.”
Many social media users (and even celebs like Caprice) came forward to comment and urge Aliff Syukri to be more aware and be more sensitive about the current issue.
Many also noted that the cosmetics tycoon was simply trying to seek cheap publicity and advised the public to just report or block him next time, as to not give the unnecessary attention to him.