A viral campaign spearheaded by Zayn Malik fans has resulted in the successful removal of a racist song from Spotify.
The song entitled Zayn Did 9/11 was released by artist Uma Kompton in 2017, clearly making light of the 2001 terror attacks in New York City and at the Pentagon. The song also was horrifyingly Islamaphobic towards Malik and the religion of Islam.
With support from the singer’s fans, a hashtag #RemoveItForZayn has been circulating on social media campaigning for the song’s removal.
The viral campaign has been a success as the track has been removed from Spotify. However, it is still available on Apple Music and YouTube.
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Speaking on the racist song’s removal, a spokesperson for Spotify said in a statement that the platform “does not permit content whose principal purpose is to incite hatred or violence against people because of their race, religion, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation”.
“As we’ve done before, we will remove content that violates that standard. We’re not talking about offensive, explicit, or vulgar content – we’re talking about hate speech,” the statement added.
Malik is currently expecting his first child with his girlfriend Gigi Hadid, who is set to give birth to her first child in September.
It’s been reported the pair are expecting a girl, but neither of them has officially confirmed the gender.
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