Dato’ Aliff Syukir found himself landing in hot waters soon after the music video for his new Raya song, “Kelepok Raya”, was released on his official YouTube last week. Despite the Religious Affairs Minister’s call for the MV to be removed, the clip is still available on YouTube, and has amassed up to 1.7 million views at the time of writing.
The video gained plenty of criticism from Malaysians for its inappropriate elements, namely for featuring effeminate male dancers. Among the many people who shared their reactions include Harith Iskander and also Chef Wan.
In a post shared on his socials, the comedian uploaded a screenshot of an article by mStar. “So Aliff Shukri and his guys are being investigated by the MCMC for their provocative Hari Raya clip. Personally I think they should be investigated for producing a really bad Hari Raya song 🤣 I have a sneaky feeling Aliff knew what he was doing and is just a marketing genius,” Harith remarked.
Chef Wan was also spotted leaving his reaction to Harith’s IG post. The Malaysian cooking icon revealed, “He told me once, ‘Chef Wan, you need to do this to go viral, put it on YouTube. People can talk bad about me all they want, but I still make money out of it. Take a look at all this cheques paid by YouTube. You have a huge amount of followers, Chef. Just do it’. Then I responded, ‘I’m not the type of person who is avaricious and willing to do everything for money. I cannot put myself at that level.'”
“If I say some things, I mean it by heart. Those who don’t agree with my views or my principles can go to hell! I have a class of my own. There’s no need to earn money from public criticism, Aliff. Others might find what I say is harsh but I also get a lot of respect from others who understand why I had to speak up! I’m making money to seek the pleasure of God, not to impress other people, Aliff!” he further added in his lengthy comment.
Following the massive backlash, Aliff took to his Instagram recently to announce that he will be launching another MV for “Kelepok Raya” soon. He wrote, “Finally, I’ve decided to fulfil the netizens’ wishes. Hope you guys are happy. Stay tuned on Rusa Music’s YouTube channel on Thursday (28th April) at 5pm.”
However, the news was not well-received by netizens on social media. Most of them weren’t keen on Aliff’s upcoming “Kelepok Raya” MV. “We don’t want you,” Instagram user @sazrin_haorin commented. “He already gained enough from the first video. And now he wants to come out with a more decent version of the MV. Afterwards, all of the fans will go and watch the video. His payment will be doubled. How smart.”
How do you think the new “Kelepok Raya” MV will look like?
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