Celebrities came out in support of the young Quetta Gladiators player Azam Khan, after the state-owned channel PTV Sports For Body-Shaming made an offensive humour on the cricketer.
Former Pakistani cricketer Moin Khan\’s son recently won T20 International against England. Many praised the player\’s performance, while others mocked his appearance. PTV Sports, for example, labeled their post on Azam Khan, \”Khata hai lekin lagata nahin.\” While many people celebrated the team\’s victory on social media, a surprising number of people also made jokes about Khan and body-shamed him.
Channel even more astonishingly, made a derogatory statement against Khan on its Facebook and Instagram sites. Since then, the posts have been removed.
Channel was chastised by many people, including several well-known celebrities, for the offensive remark.
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On his Instagram account, actor and musician Haroon Shahid shared a screenshot of the PTV Sports comment and said. \”At first, I assumed this was a spoof page masquerading as PTV Sports. It wasn\’t much to my amazement! Is this how we\’ll make fun of our players?!\”
Actor Ali Ansari also rebuked the channel for the comment.
Ali Ansari also pinpointed the shameful act through Instagram stories.
Actor Adnan Siddiqui strongly criticized channel and said, \”Absolutely disgusting and unacceptable. People at PTV Sports need immediate lessons in sensitivity.\”
Actor Faysal Quraishi also took to the Instagram story to call out the post. \”Shame on you,\” he wrote.
Haroon took to Instagram stories, saying: “Not a joke. At first I thought it’s a fake page running under the name of PTV sports. To my surprising, it wasn’t,” adding, “Is this how we are going to ridicule our players.”
PTV Sports has already removed the tweet from their social media platforms. However, they have yet to issue an official apology for their offensive remark against Khan.