A celebrity preacher in Malaysia, PU Syed Mohd Bakri Syed Ishak who is known for his views on celebrities recently hit out at people for being happy that Michelle Yeoh won an Oscar.
He said that it is not right to be proud of Yeoh for her victory in the Oscar, where she was awarded an Oscar for being the Best Actress.
Says that there is nothing to be proud about
Syed asked how is winning an Oscar something to be proud of on Instagram and added that how does it make Malaysia proud.
He also said that we all cannot be proud of something that does not benefit the ‘faith’ and that we can leave it to the ‘faithless’.
Netizens rebutted him
Netizens who heard the preacher’s comments rebutted him on his comments, as many felt that the fact that Yeoh is the first Malaysian and Asian to win such an award is not a small thing.
Here are what netizens rebutted him:
- Syed, can you just shut up for a bit
- Your endless preaching is making those from other religions hate you, you know that?
- What’s your problem? You jealous she got an Oscar?
- I think you’re well-suited to a life in Afghanistan — living there will calm you down.
Known for his comments on celebrities
Syed is known for his comments on celebrities.
Earlier in March, he took to Facebook to criticise Blackpink for still going on with their concerts amidst the flooding situation in Malaysia.
He also said that BTS, a Korean boyband, was demonic and their music would lead Malaysians on the wrong path.
Image source: PU Syed Mohd Bakri Syed Ishak/Facebook, Michelle Yeoh 楊紫瓊/Facebook