The 5th Hum Awards may have been a night filled with memorable performances and razzmatazz, unfortunately, that is not how it will be remembered.
This night will be remembered by the tasteless joke made by the show’s host, Yasir Hussain, when Ahsan Khan won the award for his role in critically acclaimed serial Udaari.
Ahsan won the award for the Best Negative character and as he came up to receive his accolade, Yasir made a joke, “Itna khobsurat child molester, kash main bhi bacha hota… (Such a handsome child molester, I wish i was a child as well.)”
Soon after this, Twitterati gave their two cents about the matter.
Yasir’s improvisation got him in hot water and the Lahore Se Aagay star took to social media to apologise for his comment.
He posted a video on Instagram with caption: “I strongly feel against child abuse and I will make sure to work in adding awareness of this issue!”
In the video, Yasir is seen saying, “I am just as against child abuse as you might be and should be. The joke I made is perceived differently than I had originally intended to. I apologise to Ahsan Bhai and the rest.”
While Udaari‘s prime mission was to spread awareness regarding child abuse, Yasir’s joke proves there is still a lot that needs to be done in order to accomplish it.
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