Popular singer-actress Ayda Jebat has been criticised by Netizens for her acceptance speech at the recent Anugerah Planet Muzik (APM) 2018 in Singapore.
Ayda, whose song Mata won the annual awards’ Best Malaysian Song, said that she was honoured to win her first Best Song, and added that “good songs were accepted anywhere but in Malaysia”.
“This is my first award for a best song category, and I believe good music can be accepted anywhere, but not in Malaysia,” she said.
A Netizen, Assraf Nasir, posted on Twitter last Friday, a brief video of the Rindu Awak 200% star’s speech and lamented that she was “not among the best”. “1 2 3 sedih!” said Assraf.
Netizens believed that Ayda was making a sarcastic reference to the fact that Mata did not make it to the finals of Anugerah Juara Lagu 32. Most of them felt that “she had disgraced Malaysia” with her speech.
“That just wasn’t wise of her,” said one netizen.
“Get out of Malaysia. Rude!” said another.
Singer-actress Adibah Noor however gave some sound advice to Ayda on Twitter.
She said: “Sorry to burst your bubble. Music award (APM) nominees are final lists that have been judged based on their entry for the event. It’s not a matter of being accepted in Malaysia or otherwise. Anyway, congratulations.”
Adibah also told Netizens that Ayda was “doing better than her”.
“When I was doing radio, her songs were played a few times a day. She is doing just fine, even better than me. She can sing and dance together. Good job.”
The APM 2018 was held at MES Theatre, Mediacorp in Singapore last Friday.
Besides Ayda, singer Khai Bahar won Most Popular Artiste and Social Media Icon.
Pop queen Datuk Seri Siti Nurhaliza and Indonesian crooner Judika won Best Collaboration for Kisah Ku Inginkan, while Haqiem Rusli took Most Popular Song for Tergantung Sepi.