While the posts flooding social media were initially full of praises for the band for “bringing punk rock back” while “bravely voicing out” the issues their home country is facing at the moment, closer inspection reveals that the lyrics to their new song are not so praise-worthy after all.
.@bunkfaceband it is NOT punk to target LGBT people. Ridicule and invisibility will cost lives.
You are not punk. You’re no better than any nazi fascist band, please rebrand.
LGBT people are not your ping pong balls to score points with Malaysians
— Michelle Yesudas (@chelle_yesudas) February 26, 2020
— uɐƃuɐʎɐʞ ɐɹɐz (@ZaraKayangan_) February 26, 2020
The confused me listening to #AkhirZaman by Bunkface from citing Religion, Politics and suddenly *Insert LGBT* with repetitive lyrics whilst reading to mix opinions from the Rakyat regarding on Tun M as PM and Menteri Statements. pic.twitter.com/PpIuB2IQRA
— Fiona (@fionamaufaith) February 27, 2020
This song promotes homophobia & violence against LGBTQ people. Please report the video on youtube:
1. Click: https://t.co/VquO0LHQfH
2. Open settings
3. Select “Hateful or abusive content” > “Promotes hatred or violence”
4. Timestamp 1:06, add comment, “hateful lyric”
5. Submit https://t.co/jSIu4W55j5
— Numan Afifi (@NumanAfifi) February 26, 2020