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.
Shame on everyone who keeps hiring him, shame on everyone who keeps cheering him on, shame on everyone in the audience who clapped pic.twitter.com/A2Qk8DUkeH
— Hassan Choudary (@hassanchoudary) May 1, 2020
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.
If my any Indian fellow just saw this video…
I'm extremely sorry …
This guy is a maniac…
— Fardeen Jawed (@FardeenJawed) May 1, 2020
People were extremely angered by the statement.
He is a Certified Fucktard making fun of people who died. Such insensitive behaviour towards the sad demise of two super stars adored and cherished by millions.
— Kunwar Moeez Khan (@KunwarMoeez) May 1, 2020
While others couldn’t help but cringe!
I cringed so hard I’m afraid I’m permanently crossed eyed now. This man is shameless and tactless.
— Noor (@NoorHeeeNoor) May 1, 2020
People, of course also turned the humour back on the host as well!
If i were him i would say that now i am working with you so lets see what happens.. 🤣🤣
— Muneeb ur Rehman (@MuneebR7) May 1, 2020
Others just felt embarrassed.
I am so sorry to see a visibly embarrassed a fine actor Mr Adnan Siddiqi
He should never come to ALH shows ever again
— iSk Real (@ImranSaeedKhan1) May 1, 2020
Adnan also took to social media to express himself and lambasted Aamir Liaquat for his poor taste in humour.
— Adnan Siddiqui (@adnanactor) May 1, 2020
Fans then poured their support for the actor.
What Amir Liaquat did was extremely callous and only highlighted his own character. Clearly, you were uncomfortable and showed your high character and moral values. While we feel disgusted and ashamed of the vile Amir Liaquat, you made us all proud.
— Usman (@Usman) May 1, 2020
Fans could see the actor visibly shocked by the joke.
Clearly you were uncomfortable while Amir Liaquat was making a joke of himself (again) …wonder why these channels hire him!
— Sobiah Qureshi (@SobiahQ) May 2, 2020
Supporters also spoke about the effect of such a joke on the grieving families.
Well said adnan sir and what Amir liaquat said was shocking and so insensitive we hav lost 2 precious lives and young kids hav lost their parents. Show some respect for the deceased and their loved ones. I'm quite shocked that the show continued to air. It should hav been stopped
— Saira (@Saira39931772) May 1, 2020
No one could make sense of why the host would make such a joke.
It’s not your fault. Aamir liaquat is one low class individual without any hope. everyone watched that show knows very well that aamir liaquat can always find ways to go even lower #AamirLiaquat
— MZI (@ShaeQ) May 2, 2020
Fans also praised the actor for maintaining composure.
You are gentleman. Thanks for explanation and maintaining your class and standard. Amir Liaquat & people like him are disgrace for nation.
— زین (@xainalee) May 2, 2020
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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