YouTube removed the controversial song
Simiran Kaur Dhadli’s controversial song ‘Lahu Di Awaaz’ has been re-released following the attention it got.
The song had suggested that women on social media and cam platforms are willing to show off their bodies for likes, comments and followers in return.
As a result, it received a mix of criticism and praise.
While some people enjoyed the song, many netizens were quick to call the artist out via social media.
Meetii Kalher is an influencer and OnlyFans model who is known for uploading bold photos and videos.
She openly stated that she disliked the song. She was also featured in the music video.
As a result, Meetii filed a copyright claim, saying that Simiran had used her photos and videos without her permission.
Following the copyright claim, YouTube removed the controversial song from its platform.
The song has proved to be a controversial topic, with many saying that the song is “misogynistic” and encourages “victim-blaming”.
Upon its release on YouTube, the song quickly attracted attention and it made its way to the top spot on the trending charts.
Before being removed, the music video had been age-restricted a few hours after its initial release.
The age restriction meant that users who are under 18 years of age or signed out cannot watch the music video on YouTube.
This is due to some of the adult-themed clips and imagery used and YouTube is known to age-restrict videos if they have received several reports from users.
Simiran’s Instagram account had also been removed.
But on September 28, 2021, Simiran Kaur Dhadli re-released ‘Lahu Di Awaaz’ on YouTube.
This time, it has come without a video, amid speculation that Meetii Kalher was not the only influencer whose content was used without permission.
Meetii took to Instagram to share a video with her 430,000 followers, addressing the issue of stealing content.
She stated that she has no problem with Punjabi songs, but if her content is used on any such platform by anyone, they must pay her.
The influencer went on to add that she does not want to be involved in any controversy with Simiran.
Meetii captioned the video:
“Please be mindful of how u use social media and do not invade anyone’s privacy or steal anyone’s content.”
“Always seek permission and learn to pay.”
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Shortly after the re-release of ‘Lahu Di Awaaz’ on September 28, 2021, Simiran said fans should expect a part two to the song.