Actor Agha Ali Called Out By Twitterati For Mocking Pashto Language
Social media users have slammed actor Agha Ali for making insensitive remarks against the Pashtun community.
In an undated video, the actor can be heard making fun of the Pashto language, which he finds ‘coarse’. According to Agha Ali, he has never seen any Pashtun person ‘speaking in a calm manner’.
These comments didn’t go down well with Twitterati, who asked the actor to apologise.
A user questioned the extent of his knowledge about the ethnic group that made him say these words.
Agha Ali says he has never seen Pathan speak calmly or lovingly. My question is, how much do you know, about Pathans? As much as your actresses dance in Pashto films & Pashtun heroes are behind them in anger. What more knowledge do you have about pathans?#AaghaAliMafiMango pic.twitter.com/HxBFYJpuaU
— Hoorain Yousafzai (@Scotchh9) August 18, 2020
Another called him a ‘flop actor’ who is just ‘overacting’.
Mr @AaghaAli a flop actor with no due respect,I want to say this is just overacting,In reality being a pukhtoon I have never ever seen wht u ppl is showing to the world so plz stop this nonsense i said stop!
Otherwise u can’t imagine what will happen.@wisalbcn #AaghaAlimafimango https://t.co/fv4jz1ACNJ
— inamwardag (@iwardag5) August 18, 2020
One Abdul Sattar demanded any apology for hurting the entire community.
— abdul sattar (@nehazi) August 18, 2020
One Twitter user called these comments ‘disgusting’.
We are all equal citizens of paksitan with no differences on the basis of caste, color or region.
We are all equal proud Pakistanis.
— Waqar Ali Khan (@NatureDevotee1) August 18, 2020
Another user called out the toxic culture that targets Pashtun people.
i never heard that a pashtoon making fun of a pubjabi ,sindi ,balochi , or any other tribe on national television but somepeople will always target pashtoon ,
shame on you, and on Your mentality , grow up @AaghaAli and come out from this inferiority cimplex, #AaghaAliMafiMango pic.twitter.com/FGymd8VJc9
— Salman Khan (@drsalmankhan55) August 18, 2020