After Tejasvi Surya, singer Sonu Nigam shamed for his old Islamophobic tweet

The singer has deactivated his account

PTI8_19_2014_000143A Sonu Nigam | PTI

On Monday BJP MP Tejasvi Surya faced social media backlash after an Islamophobic tweet by him resurfaced after years. On Tuesday, it was the turn of singer Sonu Nigam to face humiliation on Twitter after an old, controversial tweet surfaced.

“God bless everyone. I'm not a Muslim and I have to be woken up by the Azaan in the morning. When will this forced religiousness end in India. And by the way Mohammed did not have electricity when he mad Islam...Why do I have to have this cacophony after Edison," the singer had said in a series of Tweets in 2017.

His controversial tweets surfaced after reports that the singer is in Dubai with his wife and son and is unable to travel to India due to the ongoing pandemic. Many social media users tweeted with the screenshots of his old tweets, calling the the current predicament of the actor an irony.

The singer was the top trending topic on Twitter following which he deactivated his Twitter account.

"Now Sonu Nigam 🤣 ! Drub him royally by putting him in a cell with a loudspeaker calling out the call for prayer 5 times a day," said one user.

"Sonu nigam just deactivated his account.

Reason : He is in Dubai," said another.

A user asked, "Sonu Nigam is Stranded in Dubai, and that poor Soul must be Listening to the Azaan all the time . When is he going to Tweet against Azaan in Dubai?"

"Sonu Nigam tweeted this 3 years ago today.

" And today the condition is such that Sonu Nigam has to listen to the Azan five times every day," wrote another.