“My tweet was a SATIRE based on the recent NAB judgment”, says Salman Ahmad after facing backlash on social media
It all started after the SC judgment against Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryiam Nawaz, former Junoon singer Salman Ahmad took to social media and tweeted a satire photo which was trolled all over the social media labeling him a misogynist. Though he has removed his tweet but the screens shots are still circulating.
While talking to OY, he provided his point of view behind that controversial tweet. “All through my career, I have shown the greatest and deepest respect for all women but no I don’t have respect for convicts, liars, frauds & SM hate mongers (men & women)”, said Salman Ahmad.
Adding further to it he told, “My tweet was SATIRE based on the recent NAB judgment. Artists have always used Satire to comment on current events & political personalities”.
Sharing a few bitter experiences of past Salman Ahmad added,” My song Ehtesaab was also a satirical video on the lack of accountability in Pakistan. Junoon was banned for three years by Nawaz Sharif back in the 90’s. I’m a serious artist who has contributed to the Pakistani arts & culture, & have always given voice to the voiceless”.
His tweet, though he clarifies it as a satire, was not welcomed at all and faced back lash over social media from Pakistani public, including people who belong to main stream news media.
Dear Mr @sufisal just saw the screenshot of a highly objectionable, sexist, mesogynist & third rate tweet by you against @MaryamNSharif using her photoshopped image with @ImranKhanPTI.
I understand you've deleted it, but if you apologise for it, your followers would learn better.
— Marvi Sirmed (@marvisirmed) July 8, 2018
Salman bhai, I respect your political ideology and have no doubts on ur intentions, however this is really disappointing and sad. Infact people like you should educate others not to compromise decency while criticising.
— Waseem Badami (@WaseemBadami) July 8, 2018
Dear @sufisal , Not that Anything you say is anyway important but here we are trying to fight misogyny at every level so naming and shaming every Beysharam Misogynist is v imp and You r One of them Now. Find better ways to answer your political rivals. Stop Targeting Women!
— Rabia Anum Obaid (@RabiaAnumm) July 8, 2018
Intehai Ghattiya Tweet. https://t.co/xHaFCLfbVI
— Maria Memon (@Maria_Memon) July 8, 2018
Two wrongs don’t make one right Salman. Your tweet was extremely disappointing, it came from someone who claims to be a Sufi. Is this what Sufism teaches one?
— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) July 8, 2018
Have you ever heard @ImranKhanPTI saying anything disrespectful about @Jemima_Khan @RehamKhan1 or Ms Ayesha Gulalai?
If not thn you should feel ashamed and delete this tweet Sakman@sufisal
— Syedih (@SyedIHusain) July 8, 2018
You had an identity before your political affiliation to PTI, as a national icon you have to be more reasonable than to fall this low to whatever low you think you are responding to. Very disappointing
— Tanzeela Mazhar (@TenzilaMazhar) July 8, 2018
a Sufi, professor & a peace activist saying so. no wonder y Sufism, education & peace is at stake Excuse me Mr @sufisal u r nt allowed to call out any woman in this way
U must apologise @MaryamNSharif
P.s: u can't b anything in ur bio if u endorse patriarchy#GE2018 #MaryamNawaz pic.twitter.com/nxPG5tOYdY
— عاتکہ 🦋 (@AtiqaShahid) July 8, 2018
صوفی صاحب نے ڈوز زیادہ لے لی آج۔
— Shafaat Ali (@iamshafaatali) July 8, 2018
In extremely poor taste on your part @sufisal https://t.co/DIduwqZzjL
— Alina Shigri (@alinashigri) July 8, 2018
سو فیصد مصدقہ، خالص ترین عمرانی یوتھیائی اخلاقیات۔ https://t.co/n5UpwL9Ik8
— Murtaza Solangi (@murtazasolangi) July 8, 2018