Sezairi dominates streaming charts in Asia with global hit “It’s You”

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After going viral on TikTok and subsequently charting on Spotify Global Viral 50 Chart where it peaked at No. 17, Singapore-based singer-songwriter Sezairi is currently on the rise with the recent success of his single “ It’s You .” A rousing ballad that showcases the journey of putting one’s fears to rest when it comes to loving someone, “It’s You” is part of Sezairi’s recently released EP, Undertones . “I had a lot of things in mind when writing this song but I guess the underlying theme is love,” the chart-topping artist opens up about the inspiration behind the track. “It’s like going on this crazy journey just searching for ‘the one’ and then having a sudden realization, and disbelief even, that you already know who you were looking for and that they were always there and will always be there for you no matter what. It’s also a sort of ode, a thank you to that special someone in your life.” The song is steadily climbing on Spotify Philippines’ Top 100 charts, ranking at No.

The miseducated Fraine Nur.


Screenshot of Fraine Nur FB page and her controversial status post

The Facebook feeds of social-media-savvy Palawenyos were abuzz last Oct 28, 2014. The online community of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Palawenyos furiously reacted to a bigoted Facebook status post of one "Fraine Nur." Nur wantonly expressed her negative opinion and irritation over the news she is seeing on TV and other media about the murdered Filipina transgender Jennifer Laude.


The flood of reactions came in the form of condemnation of Nur due to her low opinion of members of the third sex. Some netizen reactions even went below the belt and asked Nur for a fist-fight with a stern warning to be careful since gays are around her and a physical backlash may come upon her.


Based on her latest publicly visible FB profile, Nur is a student of Palawan State University and has an address in Tarlac province. But netizens have identified her as a resident of Puerto Princesa. Her fiancé was also identified in some of the comments to her Facebook post.



We translated Nur's post and here it is: 
"Annoying news, huh. Always about Jennifer Laude. Who the hell is she, one promiscuous faggot who already had a fiancé but still cavorted with other guys? Now, look what happened to her. Death came to her. And the best part of it was her face got plugged into a toilet bowl. As a matter of fact, that's not enough for her. Irritating. It's her fault that she is gay. And only for that, her family is already asking the Filipinos to join hands to fight for what happened? Please spare me. I don't really care. I pray that all promiscuous faggots suffer the same fate. Irritating. They don't have a place in the world because nobody was created gay, only men and women. I wish they are not stupid.

I am just really pissed off about that news. That person is not really important. What good deed has she done in society? Nothing."


The angered netizens have tried to get in touch with Nur to know how and why she hates gay people like Laude. Some have posted screen shots of their social media conversations with Nur who asked for forgiveness. But majority of those who reacted are not about to let her off the hook unless a public apology is issued pertaining to her offending post that has gone viral. An apology from the sister of her boyfriend was posted asking for "peace" especially for the boyfriend who has also become a subject of social media attack.

Nur's apology.
 

We sent Nur a message through her Facebook account to get her side of the story but until now we still have not received any reply. Her Facebook page also appears deactivated - possibly due to what happened. This blog is open for Nur and her explanation of her viral status post.

(Photos of Nur's that was grab from her FB by some angry commenters.)

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