Actor Shaan Shahid schooled on Twitter for hate-mongering

Actor posted a quote attributed to the chivalrous Muslim leader Salahuddin Ayyubi and that led to mixed responses


Entertainment Desk June 10, 2019
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Actor Shaan Shahid  landed himself in hot waters for 'inciting violence' after he tweeted a quote attributed to the chivalrous Muslim emperor Salahuddin Ayyubi.

"Kill traitors before your enemies," the quote read.



And the tweet didn't sit well with many.

"What is the meaning of this tweet? Looks like an open incitement to violence. Extremely irresponsible and frightening given the current context," Nida Kirmani penned.



To which, the Arth actor responded, "It’s said by Salauddin Ayoubi not by captain Ayubi. Please stop matching it with your own conspiracy theory. So, if I quote anything you will paste it as a current scenario opinion. It is not just quoting history."



Nida then retorted, "Why are you tweeting this at this particular moment? Please act responsibly. Artists should be voices for peace."



Many responded to Shaan's tweet with sarcasm:

"When Shaan Shahid and Veena Malik Khan are the latest warriors of the 5th Generation Warfare, you know you have lost the war already," a user shared.



He then added, "It's high time, goofy hate mongers like Shaan Shahid and Veena Malik just stick to selling housing society plots."



"When a political party's intellectual wing comprises of Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Amir Liaquat Hussain, Hamza Abbasi, Shaan Shahid and Veena Malik," wrote another one.



"I wonder why Shaan keeps forgetting about his father’s struggle & progressive cinema. In the 70’s his late father Riaz Shahid, a renowned socialist film maker, journalist was a thorn in the eyes of establishment. He was labelled a traitor by Jamat-e-Islami," said one.





Previously, Shaan was trolled after the actor appealed to fellow Pakistanis to sell their dollars and buy local currency instead.

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COMMENTS (1)

stevenson | 1 year ago | Reply It doesn't sound to me that Shan was schooled by anyone. If you ask me, Shan was the one schooling the others who can't understand the deeper meaning of a quote. Not everything is meant to be taken literally and the last time I checked it's 2019 and we don't live in the times of Salahuddin Ayubbi. I gather what Shan means to say is that a nation should be united and work together and not be traitorous in their behavior to each other and their society. If some people like the ones who are on Shan's case can't understand then it's their fault. I think Shan should keep educating these people. He is a great guy who cares passionately about Pakistani media and movies. The nation needs more people like Shan!
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