One should remember that if he or she holds a high-profile, their words do matter and weigh a lot to the rest of the world because our society believes such public figures as their idols and role models so such people with high profiles should always stay concerned while uttering words regarding any issue in the crowd of people. People believe it accurate whatever these public figures say, whatever they wear, eat, drink, carry, do, say and own. They are the actual trendsetters of society they belong to.
But unfortunately, they fail to understand sometimes, that what impact they are leaving on people by speaking without thinking how their words would lay their effect. The same scenario happened during the mega, HUM TV awards when Ahsan Khan was awarded, someone joked about ‘child molestation’.
That, someone, was no other than Pakistani comedian-actor and writer Yasir Hussain who made fun of such a sensitive topic of ‘child molestation’ when Ahsan Khan was being awarded on acting as a pedophile in Udaari.
This was worse but it turned out to be more awful when our so-called sophisticated of all tv stars laughed in this joke as a reaction. What on earth was the reason to even make fun of this issue so many children in Pakistan are becoming the victim to which? This exactly shows why we need more dramas like Udari. But if only these senseless people knew the ‘purpose’ of making such dramas, they would never have found such unethical and unacceptable joke as an ‘amusing’ one.
When the people were flared up, he made an apology on his Snapchat, but that was not really enough as you cannot simply say anything in front of the whole world and then realize only after you see people criticizing you and your respect goes on the stake.
If this joke was actually the part of his hosting-script, then there should be the punishment not only for Yasir but for the one who wrote and handed him over the script with such a heart-rending joke in it because this horrendous mistake cannot be rectified by just leaving a ‘sorry’ on Snapchat.
— Hadiqa Kiani (@Hadiqa_Kiani) May 1, 2017
He apologized later but …