The Punjabi community gets targeted by a Canadian news channel over glorifying violence in the music videos. The news reporter pointed towards the Punjabi community in particular stating that the “Lyrics all about carrying guns, many young Indo-Canadians are listening to it.”
A parent interviewed by the channel stated that it’s “disturbing” that kids are listening to the violent lyrics. A DJ interviewed by the channel said, “it’s all fake, half of those in the video carry a gun for the first time in the video.”
The singer Sidhu Moosewala was mentioned in the report as the most influential and popular singer of Canada who sings songs related to guns.
When asked why do people listen to these sort of songs he said it’s “selling” and artists are using it to make money.
one third of all gangs and violence is by Indo-Canadians according to police and the have recently formed a special team targeted to reduce crime by Punjabi gangs in the lower mainland.
An interesting chart labels the area of Punjabis as “Gangland.” The judgemental map labels the ‘browntown’ as ‘gangland.’