Aiyo, what is wrong with our media nowadays? Day by days it’s getting suck and unacceptable.
TV3 has just withdrawn a Hari Raya greeting which apparently tried to be too creative by depicting a Christmas theme rather than Islamic flavour.
It has been a sudden protests in the internet based media on TV3′s Aidilfitri advertisement for this year. Be it Facebook or blogs, certainly TV3 have failed in the first place by approving the idea of the advert.
Announcing this on its prime time Malay bulletin, TV3 decided to withdraw the clip after taking into account protests from Muslims, and offered its apology.
What is wrong with our media nowadays? Everything seems so wrong. Everyone’s like compete again each other to promote 1Malaysia concept that they suddenly not aware of what were they doing. Although they are trying to promote 1Malaysia, don’t overdo it to the extent of ignoring the sensitivity of religion and Muslim way of life.
I’m sure TV3 will pulled this out but for a such thing to happen in this country and from a leading TV channel in Malaysia, it’s such a shame for Media Prima corporate! Somebody should get fired dude!
Watching this ad is like watching Christmas ads and guess what, it’s not even December yet!
Among others, the one-minute or so greeting attemped to combine elements of Christmas, as well as Hinduism and Buddhism, showing a Santa Claus-like old man riding a trishaw, only that it has lotus flowers and oil lamps instead of reindeers.
This is a mockery to Islam and gives the impression of polytheism especially to the young viewers. It hurts the feelings and sensitivity of Muslims. It’s like watching ad made by someone who didn’t know what Islam is or don’t have any religion sensitivity.
Even with the withdrawal of Santa-Hindu-Buddhist-theme
d Raya ads still not enough to make Muslims all over Malaysia happy. We are being ridiculed by this ad, it's not only the audience that are being insulted but the people in the ad especially the kids and old man. We taught our kids to beware of strangers; and yet they happily accepted to go for this ride and the old man left the kids on this deserted lalang-grown hillside.
And I'm quite puzzled why it was approved by the Information Ministry at the first place. Maybe Dato’ Rais Yatim have some explaination to do.
Otherwise maybe it’s time for us (Muslims) to boycott some of TV3′s and Media Prima’s television networks programme.
They presumably religion ignorant people – TV3 and Ministry of Information. When comes the case of non-muslim enter the mosque, they never stop barking like all the time. But when TV3 humiliated Islam, nobody want to bark or say anything. Is it fair?
So TV3 and the Ministry, we the Muslims citizen of Malaysia demand not only a PUBLIC Apology but also action to be taken on this serious matter!
Bottom line is religion celebration is not a fairy tale, guys! Somebody should get fired!
This is the TV3 Raya ad :
This one is 100 times better :