While a majority of the nation is hyped by the fact that we are now breathing the same air as indie pop icon Billie Eilish, and some have even been queueing outside the stadium awaiting her concert since the wee hours of this morning; others apparently aren’t too thrilled.
Independent preacher and Pencetus Umrah (PU), Syed Mohd Bakri Syed Ishak published his personal view on the matter via an Instagram post that has since been deleted.
In a nutshell, PU Syed’s post stated that Billie’s Happier Than Ever, The World Tour concert should be cancelled as it does not bring any clear benefit to the country, nor any particular religion and race.
“This kind of entertainment is enough to make you forget God. These things can be banned, why do you want to encourage them? Hopefully this concert fails to take place,” he wrote in the caption, as per Oh My Media.
While the post has garnered mass attention, it is unlikely to actually affect the concert from happening, especially since Billie has already set foot in Kuala Lumpur; all geared up for the show that’ll take place in just a few hours.
These were the exact sentiments delivered by netizens in the comments section of the post, who also asserted that such instances were humiliating to the country and feared that the nation as a whole would be seen as illiberal.