Aamir Liaquat Just Made An Insensitive Joke About Irrfan Khan’s Death and The Internet Is Not Having It!

Pakistani television has turned into a hotbed for controversial statements, and most of the time, it’s the usual suspects who end up making unsavoury comments about current situations that leave a bad taste in the mouth. This time, it’s Member of National Assembly and host, Aamir Liaquat who has the Internet up in arms!

It all started when he called famous actor, Adnan Siddiqui on his ongoing Ramadan show on a private TV channel, and tried to make a joke – in bad taste, about the recent death of Bollywood actor, Irrfan Khan.

The anchor went on to suggest in his joke that anyone who Adnan worked with, in Bollywood has died, and those with whom he left film projects have been rescued as the actor couldn’t do those films.

The visibly shocked Adnan refuted the claims and tried to reject the distasteful joke, but of course, the host continued. This subsequently, went on air, and as the cookie rolled, the Internet, PLUS Adnan Siddiqui did not want to have ANY of it!

The internet claimed the host was ‘extremely insensitive’, and other Tweeple rightly so, agreed.

People were extremely angered by the statement.

While others couldn’t help but cringe!

People, of course also turned the humour back on the host as well!

Others just felt embarrassed.

Adnan also took to social media to express himself and lambasted Aamir Liaquat for his poor taste in humour.

Fans then poured their support for the actor.

Fans could see the actor visibly shocked by the joke.

Supporters also spoke about the effect of such a joke on the grieving families.

No one could make sense of why the host would make such a joke.

Fans also praised the actor for maintaining composure.

Aamir Liaquat has since then apologised for his comments via a video posted on social media.

The host asked for people to move on and said that he realised his humour was not in the right direction.

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Shahjehan Saleem
Shahjehan Saleem

The author is the Editor of Diva Online as well as a film & fashion critic. He is also a professor in the Department of Media Sciences at SZABIST, Karachi. Socio-cultural theories and geography fill up the rest of his time.

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