Earlier this week, Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza opened up about her dream to share the stage with powerhouse vocalist Adele. In case you don’t know, the local singer was in attendance during the Grammy winner’s concert held in London’s Hyde Park.
Sadly, a lot of netizens didn’t react too kindly to Siti’s statement on her social media. Most of them took to the comments section on social media to put her on blast. This has in turn prompted Iqbal Zulkefli to air his thoughts on the unnecessary backlash against the iconic figure.
Last night (Tuesday, 5th July), Iqbal took to Instagram to come to Siti’s defence against the naysayers. The 28-year-old wrote on his IG Story, “Here we can see some of the comments left by our own people, often bringing down their own race. Although she has made the whole Asia proud (with her achievements), she’s still belittled by people from her own country. They looked down on Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza’s wish (to perform together with Adele). This is how our society behaves.”
The “Hujan” singer added in another post, “Someone jokingly remarked, ‘Being the No. 1 singer in your own country is already enough.’ In foreign countries, even people with disabilities are glorified by the public. They are often praised for their high spirits, setting aside the fact that they have absolutely no talent. When will you stop belittling your own people’s success?”
Unfortunately, it’s always the internet trolls that make the loudest noise.