A number of celebrities have come to cricketer Azam Khan’s defence after state-owned channel PTV Sports activities posted an offensive joke on social media, mocking the cricketer for his weight.
Khan was a part of the Pakistan cricket workforce who lately gained towards England within the first Twenty20 Worldwide at Trent Bridge. Whereas many individuals took to social media to share their pleasure in regards to the workforce’s win, a stunning variety of folks additionally posted jokes about Khan and physique shamed him.
Much more shockingly, PTV Sports activities posted an offensive remark about Khan on its Fb and Instagram pages. An image of Khan was posted on the PTV Sports activities timeline together with the caption “He eats a lot but doesn’t hit much.” The posts have since been deleted.
Many individuals, together with some huge title celebrities, criticised PTV Sports activities for the obnoxious remark.
Actor and composer Haroon Shahid posted a screenshot of the PTV Sports activities touch upon his Instagram story and wrote. “At first I thought this is some fake page running under the name of PTV Sports. To my surprise it wasn’t! Is this how we are going to ridicule our players?!”
Actor Ali Ansari additionally rebuked the channel for the remark.
Actor Adnan Siddiqui strongly criticised PTV Sports activities and mentioned, “Absolutely disgusting and unacceptable. People at PTV Sports need immediate lessons in sensitivity.”
Actor Faizan Shaikh commented on the submit to protest towards the remark. “Shame on you,” he wrote. “Making fun of national players! Body shaming a player who is representing your country on the highest level. No wonder your quality has gone down the drain.”
Actor Faysal Quraishi additionally took to Instagram story to name out the submit. “Shame on you,” he wrote.
Whereas PTV Sports activities has deleted the submit from their social media pages, they’ve but to submit an official apology for his or her impolite remark towards Khan.
There was fairly a little bit of physique shaming occurring on Twitter throughout the match as effectively and it appears our complete nation might use some sensitivity coaching. This is a very good rule of thumb — cease commenting on folks’s our bodies.