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F*** your turban: Racist posters cause international outrage

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COOL AS FUNK:  The posters were a satirical response and have since gone viral on Twitter

COOL AS FUNK: The posters were a satirical response and have since gone viral on Twitter

On Monday 19th September, at least 12 racist posters were found on a campus of an American University.

The posters, which have since been removed by the University of Alberta, were titled: ‘Fu*k your turban’ and featured a photo of a Sikh man wearing a turban.

It also stated: ‘If you're so obsessed with your third-world culture, go the fu*k back to where you came from!’

At the bottom of the poster there was a website link to ‘Immigration Watch Canada’, an organisation that aims to dramatically reduce immigration levels to Canada.

The organisation issued a statement on its website on Tuesday saying it did not sanction the distribution of the material and denounced their use.

The statement issued by the group said: “We wish to inform our supporters that we strongly condemn this flyer and permission was not sought from our board for this to be circulated.

“We strongly believe in dissecting the immigration issue with constructive arguments, supported by irrefutable facts. We do not support flyers taking on a strictly vulgar and emotionally-charged narrative.”

The World Sikh Organization of Canada also issued a statement condemning the posters following the incident.

As a response to the incident, the group posted a meme with the hashtag #FunkYourTurban, which has since gone viral online.

The meme was a satirical response to the racist posters and features a photo of a turbaned Sikh man with the caption ‘Turbans Are Cool As Funk’ written across it.

It was created by Calgary-based campaign strategist Zain Velji, a former student at the University of Alberta.

The Federal Minister of National Defence in Canada, Harjit Sajjan, himself a turbaned Sikh, said on Twitter: “Proud to be Canadian, proud of my service to Canada, proud of my turban.”

Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, added on the same media platform: “We're proud of the enormous contributions Sikhs make to this country every day.”

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Sukhi Sivia releases second song after Dr Zeus debut

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Sukhi Sivia releases canada (350x350)After the huge global impact of his debut single 'Sarkara' produced by musical maestro Dr Zeus, Sukhi Sivia is back with his second installment, this time a more mellow approach with 'Canada'.

Sarkara remained in the Asian Download Chart for over 25 weeks and firmly placed Sukhi on the musical map.

Originally from Punjab but now living in the UK, he returned to India recently after 5 years and recorded 'Canada' with his father the famous lyricist Swarn Sivia.

Sukhi explains: "It was a great honour to be back home with my family as I had promised them I wouldn't return without making a mark in our music industry. Recording Canada with my father was unplanned, it just happened and was definitely an added bonus to my trip home".

The concept of the video behind Canada is about a guy falling in love with a girl in India who then moves to Canada. He decides to fly over and give her a pleasant surprise but soon discovers that she's changed and forgotten about her culture!

The music was produced by the impressive 'Desi Crew' who have previously worked on some Punjabi blockbuster movies as well as for a number of high profile music artists including Gippy Grewal and Geeta Zailder. They are currently working with Jazzy B.

'Canada' is released on the Merci Records label and out now on iTunes and other digital outlets.

 

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