Posted on: October 15, 2021 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

Chief Inspector of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Pham Cao Thai has just signed a document sanctioning 45 million dong rapper Chi of the group “Rap Nha Lam” for circulating products “offending beliefs and religions”.

The Buddhist community is outraged when the rapper insults and blasphemes Buddhism

On the morning of October 13, Rapper Chi (real name Le Vu An) received an administrative sanction decision after a morning of working with the inspector of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Chief Inspector of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Pham Cao Thai said that An was administratively fined 45 million dong for circulating the audio recording of Shakyamuni with offensive content on YouTube and Spotify.

This decision is based on Clause 4, Article 13, Decree 38 on administrative sanctions in the field of culture and advertising, which has just taken effect from June 1, 2021. Mr. An was also forced to destroy the product, not circulate this recording on all means, and remove this recording in electronic form on the network and digital environment. The execution of the sanctioning decision has a time limit of 10 days.

Earlier, the online community protested against the rap music video titled “Thich Ca Mau Chi” by the group “Rap Nha Lam” that was spread on social networks. Right from the title, this song was controversial because the name was a cut between the name “Sakyamuni” of Buddha and Chi – the composer of the song. As for the content, the owner of the song has continuously used vulgar language, causing listeners to have a wrong view of Buddhism. Notably when The clip’s illustration is also made from a story in the Buddha’s life.

The Nham Rap group came to apologize to the Vietnamese Buddhist Church on October 6 – Photo: Vietnam Buddhist Sangha

After that, the Nha Lam Rap group went to Quan Su Pagoda – the headquarters of the Central Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (GHPGVN) to repent. The penitential ceremony was witnessed by Venerable Thich Duc Thien – Vice President and General Secretary of the Executive Council of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha and the venerables of the Central Office of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha. The Central Committee of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha also sent a document to monks and nuns and Buddhists across the country asking for forgiveness and forgiveness for this group when they were aware of their wrongdoing.

The Central Church announced the repentance of the group of rappers who insulted Buddhism


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