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Celebrities bash PTV Sports for body shamming Azam Khan

A picture of Azam Khan was posted on the PTV Sports social media timeline with offensive caption

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Celebrities bash PTV Sports for body shamming Azam Khan!

A number of Pakistani celebrities took to social media calling out the national sports channel for an offensive joke that was shared on PTV Sports’ official social media accounts during the first T20 match against England on social media.

Whoever running the Twitter accounts, had mocked the cricketer for his weight sharing a bizarre caption.

However, the post was taken down after severe criticism.

A picture of Azam Khan was posted on the PTV Sports timeline with the caption meaning, “He eats a lot but doesn’t hit much.”

Actor Adnan Siddiqui strongly criticized PTV Sports, in a tweet saying, “Absolutely disgusting and unacceptable. People at PTV Sports need immediate lessons insensitivity.”

Actor Faizan Shaikh registered his protest saying, “Shame on you,” he wrote. “Making fun of national players! Body shaming a player who is representing your country on the highest level. No wonder your quality has gone down the drain.”

Actor and composer Haroon Shahid posted a screenshot of the PTV Sports comment on his Instagram story saying, “At first I thought this is some fake page running under the name of PTV Sports. To my surprise, it wasn’t! Is this how we are going to ridicule our players?!”

Popular actor turned host Faysal Quraishi responded to the development in his Instagram story saying, “Shame on you {TV Sports.”

Actor Ali Ansari also shared comments in his Instagram story:

A number of netizens also came forward criticizing the state-run sports channel:

 

 

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.