Zayn fans persuade Spotify to remove Islamophobic song about him and 9/11

20 July 2020, 12:40

By Sam Prance

'Zayn Did 9/11' by Uma Kompton is no longer available to stream on Spotify.

Spotify have removed 'Zayn Did 9/11' by Uma Kompton from the streaming service after requests from fans to take it down.

In 2017, singer Uma Kompton released a song titled 'Zayn Did 9/11' as part of an EP titled Hey Rat. The song includes many offensive, racist and Islamophobic lyrics about the terror attacks that happened on 11th September 2001 in New York City. She also directly blames Zayn for 9/11. Uma repeatedly sings: "Zayn did 9/11. Don't bomb those buildings. Bomb this pussy."

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Noticing that the song was still on Spotify, Zayn fans began campaigning for the platform to delete it and now they have.

Zayn fans persuade Spotify to remove Islamophobic song about him and 9/11
Zayn fans persuade Spotify to remove Islamophobic song about him and 9/11. Picture: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney

Yesterday (Jul 19), Zayn fans got the hashtag '#RemoveItForZayn' trending on Twitter with many people calling out Uma and asking streaming services to no longer make it possible for anyone to listen to her song. They also rallied together to ask as many of their followers as possible to email Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube to request that they all remove the song.

One fan tweeted: "This is so f*cking racist and disgusting. Zayn is really one of the kindest people. How dare you call him a terrorist?" Other people added: "Terrorism has no religion and Zayn doesn't deserve this at all. Report the song and send the e-mail." and "MUSLIMS ARE NOT TERRORISTS. ISLAMAPHOBIA IS GROSS. REMOVE THE DAMN SONG" [sic].

Following the tweets, Spotify have removed the song. However, it is still live on Apple Music and YouTube.