Dino James, a singer and rapper, has apologised for his support of Punjabi-Canadian artist Shubh. Shubh’s Still Rollin India tour was cancelled because to his apparent sympathy for the Khalistan cause.
Dino hailed Shubh a ‘wonderful artist’ on his Instagram story on Thursday evening. He further stated that he will not only attend his next show, but will sit in the first row. “@shubhworldwide is a great artist. It’s unfortunate that his concert got cancelled. Anyway, next time jab hoga I will be in the front row bro.”
However, Dino began receiving backlash for his support of the rapper shortly after sharing the story. He was chastised by social media users, and within seven minutes of posting the story, he deleted it.
Dino posted a video in the early hours of Friday (September 22) explaining why he backed Shubh. He admitted that he was unaware of the backstory and that when he heard of it, he promptly deleted his post.
“My post was simply from one artist to another over a tour cancellation. It was nothing more than that. I don’t know anything else about it. However, once I got to know, I instantly deleted my post within 7 minutes. But it doesn’t mean that I am running away from it,” Dino said in the video.
He added, “I don’t support any kind of anti-national behaviour or act. Why would I do that? I take full responsibility of what I’ve done. I am sorry and I apologise from the bottom of my heart to whoever has been hurt by this.”
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Dino got to prominence with his appearance on Rohit Shetty’s adventurous stunt-based reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi 13.
Shubh sparked outrage after posting a distorted map of India to his Instagram stories with the comment “Pray for Punjab.” As a result, his event was cancelled.
On Thursday, Shubh took to his own Instagram account to express his honest thoughts and emotions. In response to his prior tweet, which sparked outrage, Shubh clarified his intentions, explaining that his initial statement was intended to be a prayer for Punjab, particularly in light of reports of power outages in the state. He stated that his objective had never been to hurt anyone’s feelings. The 26-year-old artist expressed heartfelt regret for any damage caused.