British DJ, “Dax J”, has caused an uproar on social media with his recently reported sampling of the Muslim call to prayer on a song at the Orbit Festival in the coastal city of Hammamet on Friday.
One Facebook user wrote that over 200 death threats were made against the DJ on his page before it was closed.
Also, the nightclub had since been shut down after the concert as reported.
Dax J, on his Facebook page, offered an apology as regards his action and intention, saying:
“I want to offer my sincere apologies to anyone who may have been offended by music that I played at Orbit Festival in Tunisia.”
But his apology did not sit well with everyone:
According to a Facebook user:
“Dax J had no intention of provoking your anger or offending you. It is clear, after his apologies, that Dax J is sincere and has no reason to hurt our dear festival-goers.”
Organizers of the festival also apologised on social media, saying that the sound of the call to prayer, or Adhan, had “inspired” the DJ.
Written by Clement Oluwasegun