Anything can happen during a live telecast. Sometimes it may be too late to cut or end the broadcast before anyone could see anything. With today’s technology, it’s easy for anyone to screen record or screenshot everything they see and post it on social media for it to go viral.
This is why it’s also important for people, especially celebs to be extremely careful with what they do or say on TV or live streams as these errors will be immortalised online. Sometimes it’s best to keep certain opinions to ourselves, even if it’s in the form of a joke. Nabila Razali did not appreciate a certain joke made by comedian Atu Zero about her singing.
Actress and singer Nabila Razali did not appreciate comedian Atu Zero’s joke during the recent episode of Masked Singers Malaysia. During the show, the comedian apparently made a joke about the singer not being able to sing live. The 30-year-old took to her IG story to share her thoughts on the insensitive joke. According to the “Aku Terluka” songstress, she was not angry at the show’s jury but was simply disappointed.
“Maybe this kind of punchline is funny to some people but not me. I’m trying my best to improve myself each year. Only my true fans know the progress I’ve made,” she wrote. The celeb also urged all comedians to find better sources for their materials that are more appropriate. The former Akademi Fantasia contestant even compared Atu’s joke about her live vocals to body shaming. “Maybe you need to push someone down in order for you to stand out,” she stated.
After the incident went viral, the Masked Singer jury responded to the singer’s statement. Speaking with mStar, the comedian admitted that his choice of words was wrong but hopes that it gives Nabila the motivation to continue to improve her singing. “What I said wasn’t necessarily false. Her live singing went viral before, so I just commented based on what has already been said,” Atu told mStar.
It was reported that the comedian also DM-ed Nabila on Instagram to apologise for his insensitive joke. The “Lockdown 2” star has yet to respond to his apology. Perhaps she needs time to gather her thoughts before she says anything. We hope that there won’t be any more bad blood between the two celebs. If you’re curious to hear the joke, skip to 8:33.