‘Pasoori’ singer Shae Gill has no energy to give to religious intolerance and frankly, no one else should either.
The recent passing of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala had a lot of celebrities around the globe sending their condolences and Gill was one of them. She posted an Instagram story sharing the news and wrote, “Heartbroken. May his soul rest in peace and may his family and friends have the strength to bear this loss.”
This act of humanity was seen as otherwise by some netizens. Having had enough of being ‘policed’ by such people, on Monday, the singer shared screenshots of the DMs and made her stance clear.
The message read, “As a Muslim, you are not allowed to make dua for non-Muslims when they die.”
“I’ve been getting a lot of such messages. Just wanted to inform everyone that I am not a Muslim. I am a Christian, belong to a Christian family and can make prayers for people from different religions,” Gill wrote in response.
Shortly after this story, the ‘Manzil’ singer shared another DM saying there has been a shift in the messages she’s receiving now. “Mostly getting such messages now and it’s heartwarming. I honestly wouldn’t have announced it like that but I got sick of people thinking they could police me by that standard.”
Gill posted one last DM to conclude, “And if you send me messages like this, you are getting blocked. And yes, I do read messages whenever I have the time.”
It is not okay to discriminate on the basis of religion and it is certainly not okay to shame someone, especially for actions that have nothing to do with you. Last we checked, kindness is the basis of every religion and kindness does not discriminate.