She was mistreated on a show
Athlete Samar Khan called out Pakistani TV show hosts for giving social media influencers all the attention and disrespecting athletes.
“I have just come back from a show whose host neither knew my name nor my work,” Samar said in a video posted on Monday.
1= Intrviewer: What’s your full name?
Me: Samar Khan
Intrviewer: Welcome to the show, we have 1st guest (his complete intro) then we have another great female, who(pause), what to tell you(pause), she rides in all the country!! pic.twitter.com/Diwi5Pqq94
— Samar Khan (@SKhanAthlete) February 15, 2021
Samar was invited to the show to talk about sports, especially the upcoming edition of the Pakistan Super League.
“We athletes were put in a room like a herd of sheep with no basic facilities,” she said, “and social media influencers were with the host.”
She remarked that these so-called influencers should be sent to the Olympic Games and international championships, adding that “cheap entertainment” is Pakistani media’s priority.
Actor Yasir Hussain called Samar Pakistan’s pride and requested hosts such as Nida Yasir and Shafaat Ali to respect athletes.
“How long will we have to wait for athletes to die like Ali Sadpara to honour them?” he remarked.