Days of quarantine have brought out the best in some, while others remain frustrated. A way of shredding isolation has seen people go live on their social media accounts to interact with others. Celebrities too have followed this route.
Ali Sethi has been going live on his Instagram account, doing covers and gaining traction. This, in turn, became the reason for him being talked about on social media.
One user took to Twitter and stated: “At least Taher Shah comes up with originals every time. Can we say the same about Ali Sethi?”
At least Taher Shah comes up with originals every time. Can we say the same about Ali Sethi?
— Nadia (@nadiajqureshi) April 11, 2020
In retrospect, Taher Shah recently came out with the Urdu version of his famous song ‘Angel’, with the recent one being titled ‘Farishta‘. The Twitterati had a terrific time creating memes of the new Taher Shah single. However, it was for left for Ali Sethi to bear the brunt of that.
Ali Sethi gets the stick from fans
Once the tweet started getting attention, more people followed with bashing Ali Sethi. The reason? Not producing enough original songs and still being considered as one of Pakistan’s top artists.
All was fine till @AliSethiMusic decided to engage in the heated debate. He wrote: Uhh, I released six original songs last year, but ofc this troll auntie knows better.”
Uhh, I released six original songs last year, but ofc this troll auntie knows better
— Ali Sethi (@alisethimusic) April 12, 2020
One thing is for sure, if you’re a celebrity on social media, you NEVER give food to the trolls. This is exactly what Sethi did and after that, he was subjugated to all sorts of jokes.
Aunty? You're no spring chicken. Take it easy uncle. No need to get triggered all the time? I was actually going to respond to the tag saying you sing well what you do, but the fact is your entire career rests on singing covers.
— Nadia (@nadiajqureshi) April 12, 2020
The user then returned to her original tweet, asking Ali Sethi to take it easy. The point she made was verified and supported by many others, that Sethi had been covering too many songs and not releasing enough originals. It is pertinent to add here that nobody doubted Ali Sethi’s singing abilities.
After that, it was Sethi’s turn to shy away from Twitter as users started creating jokes and memes on the issue.
This is how the internet reacted
Guys, enough with the Ali Sethi jokes. Don't judge a singer by his covers.
— Hashim (@hashim_i) April 12, 2020
I can find those 6 songs for you guys. I charge $200/hour if you want me to research for you. You want ibann? https://t.co/gm2VNKkAyN
— Hashim (@hashim_i) April 12, 2020
Maybe this is why Taher Shah was born, to become a catalyst in Ali Sethi's exposè. Everything happens for a reason https://t.co/QBy20qdM32
— N (@__Dragunov) April 12, 2020
You can troll Ali Sethi for his body shaming behavior but when it comes to singing you can still troll him
— Akrama (@AkramaMianoor) April 12, 2020
Ali Sethi was kicked out from the Cinema while trying to watch: The Originals
— Godfather IV (@godfatheriv) April 12, 2020
Ali Sethi ki besttt insults include calling someone's whole khandaan kanjar, using sexist slur anddd making fun of someone's appearance.
Itni wokeness, uff MashaAllah MashaAllah nazar na lagay. 😍😍
— – (@daikhajayega) April 12, 2020
Moreover, some even discussed the episode where a troll had resorted to abuse Sethi, to which Sethi retaliated and took a dig at the troll’s family. One thing, however, is certain, that the Twitterati do not spare anyone.
Previously, Shamoon Ismail had also been subjected to trolling online for making racist remarks against the Chinese on COVID-19.