Gaana issues a statement in response to #BoycottGaana
Netizens are accusing the music streaming platform for hosting songs such as ‘Gustakh-e-Nabi ki ek hi saza, sar tan se juda'
Jul 15, 2022 11:37:00 AM | Article | Campaign India Team
Music streaming destination, Gaana, is the latest brand to face hate from the Twitterati.
Netizens are accusing the music streaming platform for hosting songs such as ‘Gustakh-e-Nabi ki ek hi saza, sar tan se juda,’ which translates into - there is only one punishment for speaking against the Prophet and that is beheading.
Users were specifically infuriated with the song, due to its context in the Udaipur tailor’s murder - who was beheaded for extending support to former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma, via a social media post.
However, not just Gaana, but platforms like Hungama too, faced grief for hosting the song.
Several netizens put out tweets, expressing their disappointment and asking the platforms to take out the song, followed by a boycott hashtag.
In light of the controversy, Gaana issued a statement, which read, "Gaana is a music aggregator; we do not own any of the songs on the platform. We are sensitive to the concern raised and immediately the song in question has been removed.”