Twitter cancels Adnan Siddiqui for mocking Sarfaraz Ahmed's speech impairment

Users want the actor to issue a public apology to the cricketer

Entertainment Desk May 07, 2020

Fahad Mustafa’s popular game show Jeeto Pakistan has become one of the central forces of entertainment during Ramazan. This year it made headlines because of Mustafa's choice of dressing, and has now featured an insensitive joke by Adnan Siddiqui.

In it's recent episode, it featured the Lahore and Quetta Knights team captains, Siddiqui and cricketer Sarfaraz Ahmed respectively. With its PSL inspired format, the two exchanged jibes that attracted much attention, but not entirely for the right reasons.

Being rivals on the show called for a tug of words, but some moral lines seemed to have blurred for Siddiqui, which led him to cross boundaries he shouldn't have, according to his fans.

It was all fun and games until the Meray Paas Tum Ho star ‘mocked’ Sarfaraz’s stuttering. Following this, several took to social media to express their disappointment in the celebrity who was recently upset with Aamir Liaquat for his 'crass' and 'insensitive' sense of humour.

Although the audience in the game show laughed at his response to Ahmed, Twitter was aflame with angry users calling out Siddiqui for his 'inappropriate joke'.

Several believed this mockery of Ahmed's speech disability was 'below the belt', ‘insensitive’ and ‘ugly,' while others asked Siddiqui to apologise to the cricketer publicly.

Some obviously, also drew attention to Adnan’s recent apology over what he felt were comments made in poor taste by Liaquat.

Here's what the users had to say:

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Shakeel Mahota | 4 years ago | Reply Body shaming and mocking at disabilities is quite common in our country. In almost all comedy shows on TV channels from 11:05 p.m. to 11:55 p.m. we watch humour being created from body shaming. Does our electronic media have any code of ethics on screening of body shaming and disability mocking? Shouldn't Jeeto Pakistan be warned by PEMRA??
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