After the internet viral sensation Nasir Khan Jan was invited on a television show and bullied, many on Twitter, including celebrities and journalists have spoken up against the behaviour of the hosts of the show.
Taking to Twitter and Instagram, celebrities and media personnel like Armeena Rana Khan, Annie Khalid, Omar R. Quraishi, Manal Faheem Khan, Mahwash Aijaz, Maheen Kardar, and many from India and around the globe have condemned the bullying act.
Starting with Armeena Khan, she asked for a public apology from the hosts.
I think #nasirkhanjan is owed a VERY PUBLIC apology. What happened to him was akin to bullying and humiliation.
— Armeena Khan (@ArmeenaRK) May 7, 2019
Journalist and stylist, Mehek Saeed also spoke about the problematic television stint.
— Mehek Saeed (@MehekSaeed) May 7, 2019
Singer Annie Khalid condemned the way the hosts conducted the show as well.
You cannot call someone to your show and publicly humilate them for ratings. So disgusting and disgraceful. Samaa tv needs to take action and other hosts need to take notes #NasirKhanJan
— Annie Khalid (@annie_khalid) May 7, 2019
Initially, it was also Omar R. Quraishi who pushed for people to take action against the bullying.
I don't get it – the Samaa morning show host repeatedly tells the guest that what he does is vulgar, it's bad, it's not entertaining – ok – tau phir show pay bula kay be izzati kyun kartay ho – why give publicity to someone who you obviously disapprove of – terrible show pic.twitter.com/9JiPdUuy7g
— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) May 7, 2019
Similarly, journalists from around the region spoke about how unethical the behaviour has been.
Media culture to trial people because they think differently than you guys do? #NasirKhanJan is equal human why would he be stressed through anchor's unethical behavior?
— Malik Achakzai (@MalikAchkJourno) May 7, 2019
It happens when unprofessional people are placed on show – at least – #NasirKhanJan spoke well than Mr Anchor
Ethics matter https://t.co/puyDLdIEYr
— Veengas (@VeengasJ) May 7, 2019
On Instagram, fashion designer Maheen Kardar pushed for the hosts to resign.
Across the border, reality tv stars like Ram Subramanian saw this as an attack on individuals who don’t fit the binaries.
I guess the video is going viral in India. The way #NasirKhanJan was treated by Samaa morning show host who was repeatedly telling him what he does is vulgar, bad and not entertaining shows #Pakistan does not accept or respect the #LGBTQ community. The world is watching you.
— Ram Subramanian (@VORdotcom) May 7, 2019
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