The new song of Ananya Panday and Ishaan Khatter starrer film Khaali Peeli has been released. The song is Beyonce Sharma Jayegi ,And since then, Beyonce has been trending on Twitter. Why? Well, Queen Bey’s fans are bashing the creators of the song for its racist implications.
The song that has been composed by Vishal and Shekhar has garnered a lot of flak because of its lyrics. The line which has garnered criticism goes, “Tujhe dekh ke goriya, Beyonce sharma jayegi.”
Netizens have pointed out that the use of the word ‘goriya’ in the song stems from Bollywood’s history of colourism and favouring the idea that ‘fair is beautiful’. People also said that since the song has African-American singer Beyonce’s name in it, it also perpetuates racist ideas.
Twitter bashed Bollywood’s double standards for releasing a song that supports colourism.
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Check some comments:
Beyonce sue them for defamationpic.twitter.com/21gbj4lMaK
— Adi (@_SGomezuniverse) September 7, 2020
We are sorry for this. pic.twitter.com/MGZQDoaaiC
— Bunny (@Bunny_I_) September 7, 2020
who gave them the right to even say beyoncé from their mouth ,,,, lord if this reaches beyhive …
— sara (@sluzzysavitri) September 7, 2020
"tujhe dekh ke goriyaa (fair-skinned) Beyonce sharma jaayegi"
Are you KIDDING me Bollywood!??? https://t.co/MKx3rnfAsU
— Sunanda (@YoursLegallyy) September 7, 2020
Beyoncé ne itne sare Grammy's bhi Sharma Sharma ke hi jeete hai☺️😇🙈 pic.twitter.com/5B4HN4q1dS
— chay⁷🍭 (@chaytaetae) September 7, 2020
— Ashutosh Srivastava (@kingashu1008) September 7, 2020
this is straight up racist. bollywood when will you move past your goriya obsession and pls leave beyonce out of your damn mouths pic.twitter.com/Cp8kZGY6xq
— mon⁷ 🍃 mi pan zoe zoe zoe✨ (@peekaiu) September 7, 2020
We are very very sorry for this, i am deeply ashamed by this behaviour of bollywood, its highly unacceptable and vile.
love and respect,
— PranavXmaniac // Rameen stan acc (@pranx403) September 7, 2020
They rlly said ananya panday> beyoncé thats it i starting a riot pic.twitter.com/75hEiwqRsD
— dad (@missmatchedsocz) September 7, 2020
beyoncé you dont deserve this slander kween
— ًrosie day! (@flrtytete) September 7, 2020
beyoncé honey , we are so sorry 🥴 pic.twitter.com/abS5MShFth
— aakshi (@kiaraastan) September 7, 2020
The nation owes Beyonce an apology.
— out of context aditi mittal (@awryaditi) September 7, 2020
If someone tried to compliment me by saying "Beyonce sharma jayegi" I would never see the person again.
— Khushi Sharma//Depression Gang (@Desibukiaverage) September 7, 2020