Dato’ Seri Vida came under fire this week after she claimed on social media that Malaysian balladeer Anuar Zain is gay. Many people were left infuriated by the controversial figure’s statement, including the latter’s own elder sister Ziana Zain.
This also prompted Dato’ Fazley Yaacob and Ernie Zakri to share their earnest opinions on the matter. Though he didn’t call out any specific name, the former “Gegar Vaganza” contestant took to his Instagram to put the individual (the photo is obviously Vida) on blast for the recent controversy.
“I feel bad for people who seek cheap publicity in such a rude manner. Do you think she’s suitable to be set as an example for young people who are learning to become entrepreneurs?” the “Bila April” singer expressed.
Fazley added by saying, “We should remain respectful and mature in all circumstances, no matter who we are dealing with. Not to mention, the person is someone who is respected by many people. Shame on you. Sorry, I’ve lost respect for her. She’s just out of control.”
Meanwhile, Ernie came up with a scathing message on her Twitter. It seems that she was addressing the viral video featuring the local entrepreneur. The talented songstress – who’s also the niece of Anuar and Ziana – tweeted. “Be careful with your words, we all have our families. Don’t spout nonsense. Take care of your own children first.”
After facing tons of backlash from the public, Vida finally came forth to publicly apologise to Anuar, his family members, as well as to those who were affected by her remark. “I apologise for the mistake and the confusion. My words may have hurt many parties, including Anuar, his family and fans,” the “I Am Me” stated in a video posted on her IG last night.
“I didn’t mean it, I didn’t intend (to say those things). It might be a slip of the tongue, and it was only meant as a joke. I cannot recall what I said, because it happened a long time ago, but the issue only re-emerged recently,” Vida further clarified, before professing that she’s a big fan of the “Lelaki Ini” singer.
In the same video, the 50-year-old single mom also revealed that she wants to meet Anuar “in person“. “I’d like to convey my sincere wishes to him, and God willing, proposed a large-scale project for him,” Vida was quoted as saying.
The question is – does Anuar even want to see her face? The damage has already been done and as a public figure, Vida has to be accountable for her actions.
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