Singer Abrar-ul-Haq’s Baby Shark video has stirred quite a controversy following his comments on how the mothers are upbringing the children these days.
Recently, Abrar-ul-Haq had said that mothers these days are not focusing on the proper upbringing of children. While addressing a celebratory convention organized by the Pakistan Tehreek-I-Insaf on August 26th to showcase their three-year performance, the singer said earlier mothers used to recite Kalma to small kids and crying babies to console them. Now, mothers play the song, ‘Baby Shark’, on their mobile phones.
“When we used to be young, we got to listen to the Kalma being recited by our mothers,” he said. “Today’s kids are handed cellphones so that mothers can play them ‘Baby Shark’,” he said.
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— Ali Raza (@AliRazaTweets) August 26, 2021
Maa ki godh se kalma sunte sunte NACH PUNJABAN ya BILLO KE GHAR tak ka safar pata nahi kese tey kia https://t.co/L0dVYq6Jpx
— NADIA HUSSAIN (@NADIAHUSSAIN_NH) August 28, 2021
His video of singing the song ‘Baby Shark’ instantly circulated on social media. The comments of the singer garnered polarized views. Some enjoyed his video while others disagreed with him. A group said that Abrar-ul-Haq made an undue criticism of the modern-day mothers. His advocates said that he rightly pointed out the lacking observed in the proper upbringing of children.
His comments have ensued a debate between celebrities as well. While Nadia Hussain and Yasir Hussain slammed the singer, Amanat Ali and Zarnish Khan threw their weight behind the singer.
“Not sure how you go from listening to the Kalma from your mother to belting out song such as ‘Nach Punjaban’ or ‘Billo De Ghar’,” she said on Twitter, referring to the singer’s popular songs about women.
Meanwhile, Yasir Hussain appreciated Nadia Hussain for “hitting the nail on the head.” The actor further said, “Good one”, while praising the strong reaction of the actress.
Meanwhile, Zarnish Khan came out in defense of the singer and said that people must develop the habit of listening to good advice from someone instead of making personal attacks and judging someone’s life.
“Let’s not ignore what they said or judge their whole lives. If this goes on then we’ll have to practice becoming deaf [to good statements],” said Khan.
Meanwhile, Amanat Ali said that there is no need to lambast people every time. “Abrar ul Haq did not say anything wrong. He didn’t shame mothers or any women here. He just said the truth which includes all of us! It should be an eye-opener for us rather than throwing a fit at him. We do not have to criticize everything,” he wrote.