On Friday, popular singer Abdullah Qureshi took to his Instagram Stories to cross-share his apology made public from an Insta account, for what seemed like his acceptance of problematic behaviour in the past.
In this apology, Qureshi stated that he is sorry to everyone he has hurt or harmed in any way, and requested removal of anything related to 'this' because it has affected his career and is likely to affect his daughter.
His apology read, "I apologise to everyone for all this. I won't blame my drunken state because it was me at the end of the day. But yes, I did have a drinking problem and I do have fetishes. But everyone has fetishes."
He went on to clarify that his apology "is not about that [his fetishes]," but about "messaging randoms." He further stated, "Yes, I did have that problem too but I stopped when I had my daughter. I apologise to her for being the worst dad."
Qureshi added that he had discussed all of this with his wife a year ago and the matter was settled between them
"We are happy and I'm a changed man." The Dastaan singer continued, "I am sorry to everyone I have hurt or harmed in any way and I request removal of anything regarding this because it has already affected my career and most importantly, it's going to affect my daughter."
However, an hour after Qureshi apologised on social media, an Instagram account shared screenshots of a woman calling Qureshi's apology "performative." She said that Qureshi messaged her "barely 18-year-old sister" only a week ago, and shared screenshots of that conversation.
"I'm truly shocked at his performative apology," the girl said in the screenshot shared. "This adult man DM-ed my barely 18-year-old sister the randomest, creepiest things uprompted literally a week ago. These are the screenshots she sent me."
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