Nabeel Zafar Apologises for Stereotyping Pashtuns in Bulbulay
One of the leading stars of Bulbulay, Nabeel Zafar, took to Twitter to apologise for stereotyping Pashtuns in a recent episode after the fans rallied to ban both Bulbulay and ARY Digital.
Bulbulay has garnered attention from audience all over Pakistan. However, this time it was not due to the hilarity of the show, but rather because of stereotyping Pashtuns in the show, leading the star of Bulbulay Nabeel Zafar to apologise on Twitter. Bulbulay has been under the fire many times in the past because of their questionable humor.
One of the lead actors in the show, Nabeel Zafar, took to Twitter to apologise for stereotyping Pashtun on the show.
He wrote, “I’m here on this platform to apologise to anyone who has been hurt by anything we have said or done in Bulbulay. Our intentions are to make people happy not to discriminate or hurt anyone. We are extremely sorry.”
I’m here on this platform to apologise to any one who has been hurt by any thing we have said or done in Bulbulay!!!
our intentions are to make people happy not to discriminate or hurt any one
We are extremely sorry . pic.twitter.com/LIMe6AoZuy
— Nabeel Zafar (@nabeelzafar2008) July 23, 2020
He stated in the video, “I came across some comments on Twitter today that we might have hurt the sentiments of our viewers over a stint in the show. We would never target a particular ethnicity. That was never our intention. Our targeted audience ranges from a four year old to an 80 year old. We receive massive viewership from the K-P region.”
Nabeel added, “There are several characters on the show. We never meant to disrespect anyone. Our only intention was to make our audience happy.”
Although, it seems that most people were not forgiving on Twitter after the video was uploaded.
Racial profiling of Pashtoons seems to be a national agenda of the state. Even the state agencies who kidnapped journalists try to communicate with them in Pashtoo. An opology due to the fair of losing viewers isn’t simply enough.
— Numan hashmi (@Numanhashmi3) July 24, 2020
As always, no admission of mistake, no un conditional apology.
"If, only if , somehow we offended you we are sorry" means I didn't offend anyone Pashtuns took offence and we are bigger ppl still saying sorry.
— Saba Miyamizu (@SabaMuneer15) July 24, 2020
Some Twitter users forgave Bulbulay and Nabeel Zafar after the apology video:
غلطی کو تسلیم کرنا یا دل آزاری پر معذرت کرنا بڑائی ہے '
یہ بھی کسی کسی کو ہی نصیب ہوتی ہے
آپ فنکار ہیں اس لیے آپ سے بھی عوام کو وہی امیدیں ہوتی ہیں جو عوامی سیاستدانوں سے ہوتی ہیں
امید ہے آئیندہ آپ اپنے ڈرامے میں کسی بھی قوم کی پروفایلنگ نہیں ہونے دیں گے
— aina (@A_ProudCivilian) July 25, 2020
A must watch for people in public life. No obfuscations, no weasel words, no accusations, no bullshit. Just a very dignified and graceful apology.
(p.s. … no idea what it is for, but the words are exemplary.)
— Sher Ali J Khan (@SajKhan01273642) July 25, 2020
apology accepted @nabeelzafar2008 Bhai now go ahead with dignity. Stay blessed
— Adnan Ali Jafri (@adnanalee72) July 24, 2020
Good response. Maafi amngny se koi chota nahi hota
— شارح سلیم بٹ (沙瑞) (@SharehSaleem) July 24, 2020
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