New Delhi: Ali Sethi is hands down one of the most versatile singers Pakistan has ever produced.
From Chann Kithhan to Ranjish hi Sahi to the chartbuster Pasoori, the 39-year-old singer has been mesmerising us with his soothing voice over the years.
Lately, the Pasoori fame singer made it into the headlines once again after the rumours about his gay marriage with his lover Salman Toor spread like wildfire and divided the internet over sensitive topics like homosexuality and tolerance.
If rumours are to be believed, Ali has finally tied the knot with his alleged boyfriend Salman Toor by marrying him in a micro-wedding that was held in New York City. The same reports further claim that the wedding ceremony was kept private and only attended by a handful of guests.
Ali’s gay marriage rumours came as a shocker to his fans from both sides of the border who are now flooding Twitter with their opinion on same-sex marriage and are arguing about the same. While a number of netizens are lauding the singer for being brave enough to publicly accept his homosexuality, others are coming down heavily on him while saying that homosexuality is not allowed in Islam.
Refusing to believe Ali’s gay marriage news, one internet user wrote, “You kidding right ?”
You kidding right ?
— Z A A R A (@ZaaraSana) August 9, 2023
Another Pakistani fan bashed the singer saying, “This is not funny at all, this is not meme content, this is haram and disgusting! We can’t have any more LGBT Cases in our society. Allah ki lanat ho Ali Sethi aur Salman Toor pay.”
This is not funny at all, this is not a meme content, this is haram and disgusting! We can’t have any more LGBT Cases in our society. Allah ki lanat ho Ali Sethi aur Salman Toor pay.#AliSethi #Homosexuality_is_haram pic.twitter.com/E2BputqFmU
— Mohsin khan (@Mohsinkhan566) August 11, 2023
A third netizen commented, “Shame on these two filthy LGBTQ supporter douchebags and also whoever is supporting these 2, should read this ayat of Quran, pls be afraid of Allah’s rage!”
shame on these two filthy LGBTQ supporter douchebags and also whoever is supporting these 2, should read this ayat of quran, pls be afraid of Allah’s rage!! #AliSethi #SalmanToor pic.twitter.com/ysXeInMmQS
— rizzymarinet (@rizzymarinet) August 11, 2023
One internet user took it way too far and said that Ali Setthy and Salman should be hanged publicly for this.
If this is true! So they should hang Ali sethi and the guy publicly. This is not a joke literally. If this is Islamic republic of Pakistan so they will take action. This is increasing day by day which is so disgusting man!!! 😱#AliSethi
— Gul Noor khan (@GulNoorkhanKha1) August 11, 2023
Check out some more furious reactions to Ali’s rumoured gay marriage here
Did #AliSethi really married his male friend ? He is GAY ?
— Dr Ayesha (@Dr_AyeshaNavid) August 10, 2023
This isn’t entertaining in any way, this isn’t an image content, this is haram and nauseating! We can’t have any more LGBT Cases in our general public.Allah ki lanat ho Ali Sethi aur Salman Toor pay.
#Haram #NajamSethi #AliSethi #SalmanToor #LGBTQ pic.twitter.com/LFX3xXO46L
— Ali Hasnain (@alitwee82456263) August 11, 2023
Please don’t use the word marriage!
— حمزۃ (@_Phantam_) August 9, 2023
— عبد الرحمن (@ARehman____) August 11, 2023
While the hostile hate comments for Ali and Salman heavily outnumbered the positive ones, There were still a number of people who were seen congratulating the singer for his marriage while bashing the haters for their pathetic comments.
Check out the positive comments here
Just because your religion and culture do not allow something doesn’t mean it does not exist.
You just have to make peace with things that do not harm anyone sooner or later. End of the discourse. #AliSethi
— Marwah Khan (@TheMarwahKhan) August 11, 2023
The collective meltdown on #AliSethi marriage shows the real face of homophobia that is rampant in the South Asia belt. How can you write about awful things about two people in love?
— Smriti Kannan (@smriti_kannan) August 11, 2023
People who can’t even keep a woman happy in a marriage are here spilling shit about gay marriage. Maybe if you marry according to your orientation would help you in building a true bond of love and mutual respect.
Let people live! #AliSethi #salmantoor
— Saira Zubair (@SairaZubair14) August 11, 2023
Ali Sethi is more a man than many of the apparent men. He married the person he said he loved. Idher toh kanjar men, Ammi nahi maan rahi se agay nahi berhtay and have zero balls, but chutyapay pooray kerte hein. Ali sethi ftw! K, bye. #AliSethi pic.twitter.com/eX0dVGtivH
— ZENUB (@ZenubAli) August 11, 2023
Ali and Salman’s Controversial Love Story
Ali’s Pakistani-American boyfriend Salman Toor, who is also an artist and as well as his close buddy, first met the Pasoori singer while attending an art session at Atchison College. Previously, Salman also opened up about his sexuality with The New Yorker and told them how his parents refused to listen to him when he approached them to talk regarding the same at the age of 15.
Notably, neither Ali nor Salman has spoken anything about their rumoured marriage so far but as their marriage gossip continues to be the talk of the town, it will be interesting to see for how longer the couple will remain tight-lipped about the same.