Shubhneet Singh Faces Criticism Over Hoodie Selection


Punjabi rapper Shubhneet Singh, popularly known as Shubh, has issued a plea to halt the propagation of “hostility and pessimism” in the wake of a recent uproar regarding a hoodie he showcased during a London concert.

The controversy in question arose during a London concert, where video clips circulating on the internet captured Shubh picking up a black hoodie from the stage and presenting it to the audience.

Critics contended that the hoodie displayed a depiction of Punjab’s map and an image of India’s former Prime Minister, the late Indira Gandhi, who was tragically assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards in 1984.

Shubh’s Response

In response to the controversy, Shubh took to Instagram to address the situation. He clarified that during his performance, the audience had thrown various items, including clothing, jewelry, and phones onto the stage, and he had not thoroughly inspected the content of the hoodie he displayed.

Sensitivity of the Issue

The issue of Sikh separatism is a highly sensitive and delicate subject in India, often sparking intense debates and emotions.

Past Controversies

This incident is not the first time Shubh has become embroiled in controversies related to this topic. In September, his India tour faced cancellation due to an old social media post in which he had shared an inaccurate map of India. This post led to accusations of supporting the demand for Khalistan, a separate Sikh homeland, which had been at the center of a violent insurgency in India during the 1980 s.

Shubh’s Plea for Understanding

During the previous controversy, Shubh had appealed to his critics not to categorize every Punjabi as a separatist or anti-national. He emphasized the importance of fostering understanding and making fair judgments regarding individuals’ perspectives and beliefs.


Ammara Ahmed

Ammara Ahmed

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