Local Preacher Opposes BLACKPINK Performing In M’sia In March As It’s “Too Close To Ramadan”
Independent preacher Syed Mohd Bakri Syed Ishak, widely known as PU Syed, has once again voiced his disapproval towards the much-anticipated BLACKPINK concert set to take place in Stadium Bukit Jalil next month.
Via Instagram on Wednesday (January 25), PU Syed urged Muslims in the nation to exert all reasonable efforts to stop the “ridiculous” concert from transpiring.
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He also noted that Malaysia was rife with immorality and that a performance was all that was required to put it in check.
“The entertainment, way of life, and fashion of today are out of control. It doesn’t matter who is in power or what organisation is responsible. Ban means ban!” he said, adding that he has been organising a protest against concerts being held in Malaysia since October of last year.
The preacher explained that he is opposed to BLACKPINK performing in March as it is “too close to Ramadan.”
Previously, the preacher asserted that he wished to cancel or conduct a protest rally against the show due to his belief that “agents of dajjal (the Deceitful Messiah) are sneakily slipping their way into Muslim countries more and more.”
He stated the above in the caption of a since-deleted Facebook post, alongside a screenshot of a text he received whereby the sender likened allowing BLACKPINK into the nation to welcoming the dajjal, adding that if non-Muslim fans of the K-pop band still wish to see them live, they can fly to South Korea and are free to enjoy themselves there.
It is understood that the girl group will perform on March 4, 2023 in conjunction with the release of their latest album, which debuted last August.
The event will be a part of the largest tour series ever scheduled by a female K-Pop group, and Kuala Lumpur is only one of their various destinations along the route. Following their debut concert in Shah Alam in February 2019, this will be the group’s second engagement in Malaysia.
PU Syed made similar remarks regarding the Billie Eilish concert last August, mere hours before the show began. At the time, he claimed that it was “non-beneficial to society and could cause people to forget about God.”