Pakistani stars who had travelled to Canada to attend the Hum Awards.
At that time Pakistan was facing a huge disaster due to heavy floods.
Farhan Saeed got criticised for doing nothing to raise awareness and attending the awards night.
An argument on the microblogging platform was started by a message contrasting the response of Turkish celebrities to the earthquake with that of Pakistani stars who had travelled to Canada to attend the Hum Awards during the floods in their home country. Farhan Saeed eventually responded to the topic!
First, revenue gen was for flood victims. Sec, all these telethons that happen in Pak, artists raise funds. For all the ShaukatK hospitals, artists have raised most of the funds with IK , but with inferiority complex like yours , you’ll always like others better. So carry on. https://t.co/mixuC7Sc8D
Saeed’s reaction drew a lot of criticism on Twitter from individuals who noted that the “Suno Chanda” actor had done nothing to raise awareness about floods and was replying to detractors in a condescending manner.
People also condemned his insensitive remark and his failure to identify the actors’ faux insensitivity when they declined to use their platforms to raise money for Pakistan’s floods.
i get where you are coming from, but right now, it is not about the revenue but about the angle of insensitivity that cannot be brushed under the rug, the award show was happening at the EXACT same time when millions of people had lost their homes and lives in the floods.
Saeed is frequently referred to as being tone-deaf by commenters.
Turkish artists stepped up to the plate, took calls during the telethon, they also got involved with collection, packaging and disbursal of food and hygiene products. Farhan what has your own contribution been? you all end up in Toronto instead of voting in national elections. https://t.co/gE4w1lwHiy
Saeed is in charge of the showbiz sector in Pakistan. His collaboration with Hania Aamir has benefitted his professional life. The duo became the crowd’s favourite and was the centre of attention during their drama serial Mere Humsafar.
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