By Subhash K Jha
Punjabi petitioners had pitched for a no-show for Yo Yo. But this rapper cannot be kept under wraps. Breaking free of moral frowning not once, not twice but repeatedly and insistently Honey Singh is unstoppable.
On Saturday night he performed live in front of 15,000 cheering clamouring screaming and dancing Punjabis at the Wonderland theme park in Ontario Canada on the occasion of Punjabi Virsa Day.
This, in spite of a report that 1,100 Punjabis had signed a petition against Honey’s performance accusing his lyrics of teaching violence and objectifying women.
Screamed Honey from Ontario above the din of frenzied fans., “Arrey, it was just 10 people who wanted to spoil the fun. I have become used to self-appointed moralists trying to rain on my parade. But nothing can dampen my fans’ spirits.I’ve just finished the concert. There were thousands of my Punjabi brothers and sisters having a great time. If I was teaching violence and objectifying women why do entire families come for my concerts and why do I have more female fans than men?”
Among Honey Singh’s female fans who attended the concert in Ontario on Saturday was former MP Ruby Dhalla.
Now, it can’t get any more politically correct for Honey Singh than that. Can it? No? Than can it!