Yesterday Adnan Siddique appeared on a live show hosted by Aamir Liaquat. The host already has had his fair share of controversies and yesterday he made a joke which was extremely offensive. During his show Jeewey Pakistan Aamir Liaquat made a very insensitive comment thinking it is very funny. He mentioned how Adnan Siddiuqe has worked with two Bollywood actors Sridevi and Irrfan Khan and they have both passed away. He implied that Siddique is somehow the reason behind their death.
The comment didn’t make any sense not to mention how highly insensitive it was to begin with. Siddique remained calm and poised but his discomfort with the statement was quite transparent. He very gently corrected Liaquat and stated the obvious that this isn’t exactly something to joke about.
Later Siddique also wrote on his social media accounts about this incident and apologized to everyone who may get hurt after watching this clip.
“The anchor Aamir Liaquat Sahab joked about something extremely sensitive. Not only were they both close to me but also as a human it was wrong on so many levels. I cannot even call it hitting below the belt.It was an extremely callous act to joke about the deceased. This is in very bad taste, not only does it show him and me but also the entire country in bad light.”
He further clarified, “I want to apologise to the families of Sridevi Sahiba and lrrfan Khan Sahab, their loved ones and fans. If you see my body language I was extremely uncomfortable with what he said but I didn’t want to stoop to that level.”
“I regret being on the show. I’ve learnt my lesson and I promise I will not tolerate such an act in future. I was hoping this bit wouldn’t become public but unfortunately it has. I’m sorry.”
Following this the host Aamir Liaquat made a video to tender an apology. “Sometimes you lose control over your words. That happens in a live show. At the time it didn’t seem like a big issue but when I later thought about I realised that was not appropriate. So I’m really sorry. Keeping humanity in mind, this should not have been said. I made a mistake.”