Singer (and sometimes actor) Sonu Nigam put social media into a tizzy when he tweeted about waking up to the sound of the azaan and not liking it. He argued on why should someone, who doesn’t follow the religion wake up to it early in the morning, but people on Twitter soon responded with instances when they’ve had to tolerate traffic jam and loud processions on the road during Ganpati Visarjans.
Sonu also called playing the azaan early in the morning as ‘forced religiousness’. Here are his tweets –
He is now trending on top on Twitter –
There were people who tweeted in support of him –
Sonu Nigam is bigot because he has legit concern. Presenting you the Pseudo liberal of India. https://t.co/ZKFexS5W8D
— Shikhar Chaman (@DhawanOfficial) April 17, 2017
I agree with sonu nigam
— DhoniSrk (@dhoni_srk) April 17, 2017
Tbf our dads would agree with Sonu Nigam.
— Ankita (@LegalLiar) April 17, 2017
— ㅤ (@valmikii) April 17, 2017
I’m a Hindu beef eater and I don’t need to be woken up by an alarm I didn’t set. Is that so hard to grasp? Fuck man. https://t.co/yJ2W4T8KsO
— schzwn sauce (@oothikicha) April 17, 2017
There were people who disagreed with him –
They’ll have to add a 100 more seats in Rajya Sabha to accommodate all the bigoted sycophants among Indian celebs https://t.co/6tQT0jnTm7
— Aditi (@awryaditi) April 17, 2017
Competition in the bigoted Bollywood singer category is hotting up https://t.co/5Q7LgaJ5Bv
— Veena Venugopal (@veenavenugopal) April 17, 2017
god bless Sonu Nigam. I’m not Sonu Nigam yet I wake every morning to a world where Sonu Nigam exists. when will Sonu Nigam stop Sonu Nigam
— Rega Jha (@RegaJha) April 17, 2017
Loudspeakers should be banned for any religious or social event in public places.Including weddings where your songs blare through the night https://t.co/5McMMq6eX2
— Nidhi Razdan (@RazdanNidhi) April 17, 2017
And of course, the best jokes were cracked –
Uninstalled and gave 1 rating to Sonupdeal. Do your bit Indians.
— Anurag Verma (@kitAnurag) April 17, 2017
Can’t wait for us to outrage at Sonu Sood for his religious comments
— Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay) April 17, 2017
Kids – Woken up by parents
Adults – Alarm Clocks
Legends – Aazaan
— SAGAR (@sagarcasm) April 17, 2017
What are your thoughts?