Saboor Aly and Saheefa Jabbar mocked a hard-working man, and it is just not okay!


Saboor Aly and Saheefa Jabbar Khattak uploaded an Instagram story which went viral because of the elitist comments passed by the two. The 30 second long story was made mid-take with co-star Affan Waheed.


The man who was being made fun of was initially mistaken for a window-cleaner/staff member, but it turned out that the man in the video was Ehsan Shaikh who is the Assistant Director on set.


The story quickly caught attention and angered a lot of people, and I mean A LOT of people. The hashtag #SaboorAly became one of the top trends on Twitter in no time.


Comedian Junaid Akram too expressed his disappointment


Even Maheen Taseer spoke against the distasteful comments


I swear, this is the last thing we need in an already class-driven society


We weren’t kidding when we said people were really angry




No profession is beneath you


It also changed the Men-Are-Trash notion for many


People demanded an apology!


Saboor Aly and Saheefa Jabbar then turned to their Instagram stories to ‘apologize’ (read: justify.) Saheefa kept it short, and didn’t really bother explaining the situation, erm, okay!


Saboor however, took her so called apology to Instagram and Twitter, but if you ask us, it was not exactly an apology but rather a justification for her elitist comments.


But the apology kind of backfired and angered the people even more. People were upset how she completely missed the point of belittling and hurting the sentiments of the working class and defended the problematic comments saying that it was an inside joke, but aren’t inside jokes called INSIDE jokes for a reason? Yeah, because they’re supposed to stay INSIDE your friend circle.


Can Saboor and Saheefa please read this tweet to get the gist of why people are so angry?


Yes Saboor and Saheefa, it’s just this simple.




About time celebrities start owning up to their mistakes.


On the brighter side, people loved how Affan Waheed reacted in this situation and acknowledged the guy for working hard.





So here’s everything that’s wrong with the comments and the apology, first of all, if it was an inside joke amongst the crew members, it shouldn’t have been posted out of context for the public to react. Secondly, the way Saboor and Saheefa made fun of their colleague (while that may be okay among them) indicates that they think very low of cleaners/janitorial staff, helpers, errand boys and the staff on set. Also, such ‘banter’ sets a very poor example for impressionable youth. The repercussions are negative for everyone, there’s absolutely NO justification for promoting such vile humour, even if it was your best pal. And lastly, apologies don’t really work when your ego has the best of you.

And because Saboor Aly gave a Quranic reference in her apology, we’d leave her with a reference too: “O you who believe! Let not (one) people laugh at (another) people perchance they may be better than they, nor let women (laugh) at (other) women, perchance they may be better than they; and do not find fault with your own people nor call one another by nick names.” (Surah al-Hujurāt 49: 11)

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