Fans of British singer and the former member of pop music band One Direction Zayn Malik, spotted an unpleasant song with his name on Spotify, which urged them to launch a social media hashtag demanding its removal off the global music platform.
#removeitforzayn— Pleaseleaveamessageafterthebeep (@Pleaseleaveame5) July 19, 2020
This is absolutely disgusting Spotify needs to get rid of this shit now!!! pic.twitter.com/DVTGV5dSUs
The song entitled "Zayn did /911" has associated the 27-year-old singer's Muslim background with the terrorist attacks carried out by Al-Qaeda against the US back in 2001.
Protesting the lyrics of the song and its "Islamophobic connotations" using the hashtag #removeitforzayn, fans of English-born singer called on social media users to report the "offensive" song and demand Spotify to remove it, similar to a campaign that successfully removed the song off iTunes in 2013.
the song violates the community guidelines of Spotify why is it still up?@Spotify #removeitforzayn pic.twitter.com/FgdKs3m8xx— ??????ʰᵃᵗᵉˢ ᵗʰᵉ ʷʰᵒʳᵉˢ ᵍᶜ? (@CharismaticLouu) July 19, 2020
The amount of racism and hate people showed to Zayn.. It's unbelievably disrespecting.. No one really cares huh?— Vane²⁸ ◟̽◞̽ ?(on follow limit) ? (@fearlessslarry) July 19, 2020
Zayn is the most kind and good person in the world..he's gone through islamophobics, racists. It's awful and disgusting..
Don't just tweet, Report #removeitforzayn
Even though the song is presented under Uma Kompton's name as the artist, the internet has no definite answer on who the actual singer is, especially that Uma Kompton appears to be a pseudo-name of a singer, who usually performs highly controversial songs.
Who tf is uma kompton?! Did you really make this song? You’re honestly such a terrible person. Zayn has experienced extreme racism for ten years!!! People like you are part of the problem. YOU ARE NOT BEING FUNNY, YOU ARE BEING RACIST AND DISGUSTING! @Spotify I blame you too! pic.twitter.com/rkSJCtzLdT— Ahse (@ahse1234477899) July 19, 2020
Fans of Malik condemned the song's message linking his religious background to the vile attack that shocked the world 19 years ago.
IF YOU HAVE SPOTIFY REPORT IT.— ??²⁸☆ (@tooyoungvol6) July 19, 2020
EMAIL email@example.com AND COPY AND PASTE THIS⬇️
I am emailing to request the removal of the song “Zayn did 9/11.”
This song promotes islamophobia and is extremely offensive to the muslim community. #removeitforzayn pic.twitter.com/M3XJrWhUgL
#removeitforzayn— gemphyta georgerio (@treassurelie) July 20, 2020
if Zayn did 9/11, why is he still alive now? While it has been explained 19 of the 9/11 hijackers died in that incident, and Zayn is not an devilwho can rise from such a thing.
You're the evil bitch! pic.twitter.com/DSw1KqimhL
While Spotify responded quickly to reports removing the song, some fans of the former One Direction singer pointed out that he was only 8 years old when the attacks happened and that he's already "suffered immense racism in his teenage years."
Zayn was 8 years old when 9/11 happened— Uzma Fathima (@uzmafathima1) July 20, 2020
Please bring down this song, it's so racist. Zayn doesn't need to see all this awful things during this crucial crisis. Plz don't fuck with Zayn's mental health. I request @AppleMusic@YouTube to bring down this song. ??❤#removeitforzayn #WeLoveYouZayn pic.twitter.com/JoVLAmmeSc— Daniel Moses (@DannyZbreezy) July 20, 2020