Ghinwa Bhutto apologises to Jemima Goldsmith over misinformed tweet

Published: August 6, 2018
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Ghinwa Bhutto, on Monday, apologised to PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s ex-wife, Jemima Goldsmith over a misconstrued tweet. The former responded to a picture of Jemima and her two kids, which she assumed was clicked in Israel.

Keeping in mind the existing tensions between Pakistan and Israel on the Palestine issue, Ghinwa wrote, “Imran Khan’s family on a visit to the apartheid state of Israel. What does this mean to Pakistan?”

To this, Jemima responded, “That photo was taken on a family holiday in Mexico and we are wearing ponchos. This kind of ignorance and fear mongering is dangerous. Please stop.”

She further added, “This tweet is staggeringly ignorant and would be funny if it weren’t dangerous. The photo is taken on a family holiday in Mexico (not Israel) and we are wearing ponchos (not Jewish religious dress) Ghinwa Bhutto – shame on you.”

Ghinwa then apologised to the 44-year-old’s tweet.

“Oh my god! that was Mexico? My apologies. How perceptions can easily blind people, even me. But please, please do not lecture me about shame,” she wrote.

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  • Wasim
    Aug 6, 2018 - 1:26PM

    As far as apologies go, this might be amongst the worst.Recommend

  • Nadeem Afridi
    Aug 6, 2018 - 2:19PM

    Absolutely no excuse is acceptable for such cowardly statement. It’s irresponsible and dangerous for a country like Pakistan.
    Ginwa you may have learnt how to tweet but you mind is still some where in the feudal, 20th century.
    Read, travel and learn and for once take your province it’s illiteracy that you and your family have imposed on the people of Sindh.
    Shame on you.Recommend

  • salman
    Aug 6, 2018 - 2:36PM

    Even if she had took her kids to Israel, than what is has to do with IK and Pakistan. IK’s kids has nothing to do with Pakistani politics and in future as well. Seriously all these Bhuttos and Sharif’s have lost their marbles after their defeat in the recent elections.Recommend

  • fahim
    Aug 6, 2018 - 2:52PM

    Great news, keep it up tribuneRecommend

  • reader
    Aug 6, 2018 - 7:28PM

    I think Jemima is a wonderful person and a mother, taking wonderful care of her two boys, by taking them to different countries of the world giving them a good education, teaching empathy, and setting a good example with good values, I wish people would mind their own business. Recommend

  • Dr.M.M.Khan
    Aug 6, 2018 - 9:52PM

    Ghinwa Bhutto should have known it better. To plead ignorance is disingenious. She is from Syria which borders Isreal and most of the syrians know about the israelis. Ghinwa decided to score a political point and it has backfired. Even if Jemima was in Israel—so what?Recommend

  • NADEEM NISAR
    Aug 6, 2018 - 10:11PM

    Although the tweet of Ghinwa was quite harsh, but many who are in Jamaima favor tweet back to Ghinwa those were more harsh than Ghinwa. She apologized, which is great and now I am looking forward towards Jamaima to say some good words back to her, showing her class.
    By the way, I am a big time fan of IK and his family but again it’s a tweet war and the winner will be the one who will take the lead in humbleness. They both belong to pakistan
    Hope I didn’t hurt anyone.
    Pakistan Zindabad Recommend

  • shamoon
    Aug 7, 2018 - 9:54AM

    why you are trying to control Jemima as she is a foreign national and this her basic right beside from that one of your Brother Islamic Country has a close ties with Isreal why don’t u not speak about that.Raise ur voice if u are true Pakistani ur close Islamic Country conducts military operations/drills with Isreal this is duality.Recommend

  • musheer
    Aug 7, 2018 - 10:19AM

    What you accept from backward cultured women with lady with high caliber. Recommend

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