Another day, another hate speech by Khalil ur Rehman Qamar and this time he isn’t just targeting women. In a show on BOL, the writer went on to spew hate against Adnan Malik and the rest of the industry calling them hijras, a slur for transgenders in our society.
What’s more problematic is the applause and cheers that followed after his transphobic comments. What triggered Khalil ur Rehman Qamar was Adnan Malik speaking out against his misogynistic remarks on twitter:
I think this sums up my views in general regarding KUQ & me playing him in Sadqay Tumhare. 🤢 https://t.co/zEQckWOgLu
— adnanmalik (@adnanmalik) March 4, 2020
It should also be noted that Adnan Malik played Khalil in Sadqay Tumhare which was based off of Khalil ur Rehman Qamar’s true love story. As the video surfaced the internet, people were disgusted at the vile and transphobic comments:
Hijra hona is so much better than being a foul-mouth lowlife man.
Adnan Malik will always remain a better man for standing up for equal rights. Also for betterment of our society,KRQ shouldnt be given platform to propagate his filth. Applause & laughter he received is disturbing
— SabahatMS (@SabahatMS) March 11, 2020
Actress Armeena Khan shared her thoughts:
Shameful! We have people working tirelessly to eliminate transphobia from society. “Hijras” are some of the most marginalised, persecuted members of society. We are all Allah’s creations and he’s ridiculing HIS creation. I hope this abomination sees a swift downfall . Ameen.
— Armeena Khan 🦋 (@ArmeenaRK) March 11, 2020
It takes a special kind of turd to presume that being called 'hijra' would register as an insult.
Dear turd, being trans is not something to be feared or insulted by.
In fact trans persons have more courage in their pinky fingernails than you have in your entire 'jism'. https://t.co/0S2GNRHIbM
— Hamna Zubair (@hamnazubair) March 11, 2020
Many pointed out how there is nothing wrong in being a hijra:
Koi inse zara yeh poocha k Hijra ko bhi Allah ne hi banaya ha, Hijra honay se koi kamtar hojata ha? Bohat hi koi neech zehniyat ha..Astaghfirullah!
— undone (@shaat_up) March 10, 2020
The king of exposing himself over and over again:
Bas expose he hotay raho. Pehle rape ko support karo, phir misogyny dikhao, phir uncivilized public dealing aur speaking, phir transphobia dikhao. Apne sath bakiyon ko bhi expose karo and keep showing off your religious hypocrisy too, keep it coming 👏 https://t.co/5OG3JbGeRW
— R (@aaokareindab) March 11, 2020
People had a lot to say:
He’s a writer. He represents the top class from his industry. He represents Pakistan. Millions love him. He’s transphobic. He’s sexist. He’s insensitive. He’s full of himself. He’s inhuman. He’s shit. https://t.co/DRYEx2q2yv
— Aisha Randhawa (@HariMirchein) March 11, 2020
People were now seeing that his problematic behaviour was not just limited to women:
This is what I've trying to tell everyone. He is not only insulting to women but men too. He has been doing it in the past. His supporters should know that he has absolutely no filters and can even insult them if he feels like it.
— Bella (@_akkiz) March 11, 2020
Ok so now it’s official that he’s mentally sick as inhein sirf aurton ki nahin mardon ki izzat krna bhi nahi ati. https://t.co/1TkLaoksqG
— Asli Hai (@kiwiekparindahy) March 11, 2020
Jami shared how KRQ should be completely banned from the industry:
— Jami azad (@azadjami1) March 10, 2020
People were all support for Adnan Malik:
Ok so now he's stooping to this level. Let him. Let's let him.. so more and more people can see his real face. Also, @adnanmalik is a pure gentleman, unlike this douchebag. Adooo. We love you ❤️ https://t.co/Q7ecC5YbqR
— Turmoil in a karahi 🥘 (@halwaapoori) March 11, 2020
Many were of the opinion that he feeds on hatred:
this man is malicious. he’s a fucking disease which not only feeds on hatred but spreads it through the society. look at that fucked up smirky smile on his face oh gosh this asshat is transphobic too!!
a fucking narcissist. i can only imagine state of mind of people cheering him https://t.co/2azXGGkIQK
— beghairat batman (@happilynevraftr) March 11, 2020
sad how I know insensitive fucks like him irl who still use 'hijra' and 'khusras' as insults https://t.co/0B3olnXsrE
— ): (@forruhaa) March 11, 2020
Some weren’t even surprised at this point:
Disgusted, but not surprised! https://t.co/NWc9fhC7hh
— Hajrah Kiyani🇵🇰 (@Hajrahkiayni) March 11, 2020
Shots were fired!
a) There is nothing wrong in being a hijra you pos
b) Adnan Malik is a far better human being and he didn’t deserve to portray a GADHAY KA BACHA like you
c) tu deserve nahi karta achi maut and I hope to god tu jitna bura kar raha hai ussey bura tujhay milay https://t.co/KxoPaUkNJQ
— the family disappointment (@thatpakigurl) March 11, 2020
Put this man in an asylum already 🙂 https://t.co/kBqJsN6MyY
— Shanzeh (@biryanibabyy) March 11, 2020
Mans thought we didn't hate him enough for being misogynistic, so he went ahead and became transphobic too https://t.co/u8E9x3dmDG
— Safi Ullah Khan (@safinotullah) March 11, 2020
The magnitude of cheering in the background tells you everything wrong about this society. https://t.co/4MMijXr5po
— . (@khwamkhwah) March 11, 2020
Lol, do you all hear the cheers? DO YOU? Then you ask why is he still on air? Lmao, because of you, you assholes. https://t.co/AaEWA72kKl
— Rida (@RidaLodhi6) March 11, 2020
Many thought it was about time that words like ‘hijra’ and ‘khusra’ should not be used as insults:
The word "Hijra" needs to be stopped thrown around as an insult! Wou bhi insan han, Allah ki makhlooq hain. Aur Pakistan jesi society main unn main se ek honay se zyada bari azmaish shayid hi koi hou. https://t.co/QeUI51YOos
— Komal Salman (@komallsalman) March 11, 2020
People were convinced that he’s mentally unstable:
I m convinced that this man is mentally unstable https://t.co/fXHS6qLhfF
— Ahmer Shahid (@itsmeeahmer) March 12, 2020
People were questioning PEMRA:
I really don't want to discuss this bigot anymore but my blood is boiling. Where the hell is PEMRA when he's spewing this kind of filth? Why are TV channels still giving him airtime? He is nothing but a hatemonger who incites violence against marginalised communities. https://t.co/TjZ87P9WTO
— Anum R. Chagani (@Anumero_1) March 11, 2020
People were also furious at the channels who keep calling him for the sake of ratings:
The only thing worse than this excuse of a man is our brazen and insolent media that keeps giving him platforms to present his cheap immortalities,along with the people who enjoy deplorable scandals such as these. Maut nai aati tou sharam tou aati ho gi. https://t.co/uskC3soZYt
— bano (@ShahrbanouB) March 11, 2020
People were angry!
i wanna set his ugly pubic hair wig on fire https://t.co/rOjluSbbsA
— shay(t)an (@yaarshayan) March 11, 2020
What do you think about KRQ’s transphobic comments? Let us know in the comments below!