Diljit Dosanjh clarifies a statement that caused controversy on social media during his Coachella performance. Get the facts straight from the singer himself.
Diljit Dosanjh, a popular Punjabi singer and actor, recently performed at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in California, becoming the first Indian singer to do so. While his performance was well-received by many, some took issue with a statement he made during the show. However, Diljit has since clarified his words, urging those who do not understand Punjabi to not misinterpret his message. Despite the controversy, Diljit’s fans continue to support him and his music.
Diljit Dosanjh clarifies a statement
DON’T SPREAD FAKE NEWS & NEGATIVITY ❌
Mai Kiha Eh Mere Desh Da Jhanda Hai 🇮🇳 Eh Mere Desh Lai.. Means MERI Eh Performance Mere desh Lai
Je Punjabi Nhi Aundi Tan Google Kar leya Karo Yaar…
Kion ke Coachella Ek Big Musical Festival Aa Othey Har desh to log aunde ne.. that’s…
— DILJIT DOSANJH (@diljitdosanjh) April 25, 2023
During his second performance at Coachella, Diljit Dosanjh made a statement to the audience, pointing out a girl holding the Indian flag and urging everyone to stay away from negativity. He clarified that the flag was a symbol of his country and a message of unity for his Punjabi brothers and sisters. He also emphasized that music is for everyone to share and enjoy.
Diljit Dosanjh recently clarified a statement he made after it was misinterpreted on social media. He had actually meant to promote unity and discourage hate, but some Twitter users twisted his words and accused him of disrespecting the Indian flag. One user claimed that Diljit had accused a girl of inciting hatred by waving the flag during a music performance in America, while another questioned which passport he was carrying. Diljit clarified that he never objected to anyone waving the Indian tricolor during his concerts and that he respects the flag and his country.
Diljit Dosanjh recently took to social media to clarify a statement that had been misunderstood by some. In his post, written in Punjabi, he urged people not to spread fake news and negativity. He explained that when he said “this is my country’s flag, this is for my country,” he meant that his performance at Coachella was for his country. He also pointed out that music is a universal language and that the festival is attended by people from all over the world. Diljit ended his post by saying that those who twist his words should learn from him and urged them to Google his statement for clarification.
At Coachella, @diljitdosanjh made a point to spread harmony & brotherhood. At the end of the concert, he dedicated his performance to Punjab & India.
He said, “eh mere Punjabi bhain bhraawan layi, mere desh da jhanda laike khadi aa kudi, eh mere desh layi, negativity ton bacho,… pic.twitter.com/zQAiAz0LA1
— Jas Oberoi | ਜੱਸ ਓਬਰੌਏ (@iJasOberoi) April 25, 2023
Politician Manjinder Singh Sirsa came out in support of the singer and tweeted, “It would be better if @pun_fact starts posting complete video. @diljitdosanjh dedicated this concert to India and Punjab. He said, ‘eh mere Punjabi bhain bhraawan layi, mere desh da jhanda laike khadi aa kudi, eh mere desh layi, negativity ton bacho, music saareyan da saanjha’. It’s shameful that some handles are creating a negative agenda and spreading hatred.”