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In Just Four Tweets, Chinmayi Sripaada Shut Down Everyone Who Was Pissed At A.R. Rahman Singing In Tamil

"Chase the American dream, your kids can learn Spanish; live in the UK that once colonised India – but cry foul when you hear Tamil songs."

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Music legend A.R. Rahman is currently on a world tour, and on July 8 he performed in Wembley.

His concert began a huge debate online as people who attended the concert were upset that the music maestro sang multiple Tamil songs.

As North Indians kept mounting the outrage, South Indians took no time to chime in and shut shit down.

And possibly the best response to all the people who actually don't know Rahman's Tamil roots, was playback singer Chinmayi Sripaada's tweets.

In just four tweets, she explained why this outrage was unnecessary.

And how hypocritical we can actually be.

She ended with an argument for why everyone should be allowed to speak in the language they please.

Andre Borges is a social news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Mumbai.

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