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Indian Idol Finalist and singer Meiyang Chang calls out people for their racist comments amid Coronavirus pandemic

Meiyang Chang shared a video in which he says, 'My name is Chang and I'm not Coronavirus.'
by Apoorv Shandilya | April 06, 2020 18:01 IST
Indian Idol Finalist and singer Meiyang Chang calls out people for their racist comments amid Coronavirus pandemic

The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic first originated in the Wuhan province of China. This origin of the deadly virus has led to many being subjected to awful racist remarks simply based on their looks. Now in a recent video, Indian Idol Finalist and singer Meiyang Chang have called out people for their same racist comments.
 
Chang starts off by retelling an incident that took place before the Coronavirus lockdown. He said that two bikers on the road in Mumbai called him Coronavirus. He explained saying, "I go for a jog every day near my house in Mumbai. The other day, two guys sped past me on a bike, screaming 'corona' and laughing. I wanted to scream back and hurl the choicest of gaalis, but I didn't see any point in it. How do you punish people for their stupidity or ignorance? Over the years, I have become used to these comments and yes, they are hurtful. I try to move on and be optimistic, but it does affect you."
 
Now the singer has shared a video where he says, 'My name is Chang and I'm not coronavirus.' This is a play of words on Shah Rukh Khan line 'My name is Khan and I'm not a terrorist.' The singer also added a funny line in his video where he sings, "Chehraa kya dekhte ho, dil mein utar kar dekho na."
 
In the end, he urged his fans and followers to refrain from any such comments. He concluded saying, "Jokingly, someone was made to realize that even if you are from this country, you don't belong here. Go back to China, Nepal or wherever you are from... This is casual racism, and it is not cool."
 
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