Just yesterday, the whole of Malaysia buzzed with excitement after it was announced that British rock band Coldplay would be performing their first Malaysian concert at the Bukit Jalil Stadium on Nov 22.
This caused a huge wave of euphoria for fans across the country of the band, with prime minister Anwar Ibrahim even delivering a personal message to Coldplay, saying “Welcome to Malaysia!”
However, there are some who have grown wary of the band, with one even going as far as to claim that Coldplay was secretly trying to spread the LGBTQ agenda through the concert.
M’sian claims Coldplay trying to promote LGBTQ+ agenda
In a tweet by a netizen named Abu Al-Nasr Al-Farabi yesterday (May 9), he claimed that Coldplay was part of the LGBTQ+ community and that its lead singer Chris Martin was a huge supporter of gay rights.
He wrote that Chris would often be seen waving the rainbow flag (a symbol representing the LGBTQ community) at concerts and said Coldplay’s performance during the Super Bowl halftime show was named as the “biggest LGBTQ+ moment” by The Advocate.
The netizen even claimed that the concert poster was a clear-cut example of LGBTQ+ rights being promoted and urged the government to investigate and cancel the concert.
Read the tweet here:
Coldplay adalah sekutu kepada komuniti LGBTQ+. Sejak awal kerjayanya, Chris Martin telah menyokong hak gay. Dia sering mengibarkan bendera LGBT di konsert Coldplay. Pertunjukan half time Super Bowlnya dinamakan sebagai salah 1 momen LGBT terbesar oleh The Advocate. @fahmi_fadzil https://t.co/f0QOs9TAsT pic.twitter.com/P41RkeTMrT— Abu Al-Nasr Al-Farabi (@nasr_al_farabi) May 9, 2023
‘Don’t go to the concert then!’
The tweet has since been viewed 1.6 million times and saw a range of reactions from netizens regarding the OP’s opinion.
Most expressed mockery over the claim, with some ‘thanking’ the OP for making less people be willing to attend the concert and increase their chances of securing tickets.
Another called the OP out on his hypocrisy in urging others to boycott the Coldplay concert by pointing out to him that Twitter was also a big supporter of LGBTQ+ rights.
However, there were also some who agreed with the OP’s view on the concert.
Would you still be excited to go to the Coldplay concert given the netizen’s claims? Let us know in the comments!