#SaboorAly i have just watched the video and made me feel extremely painful and shameful too. In pakistan you can find such people for work. But if you to to developed countries you will have to get your shit together yourself. He’s working hard and earning halal. You are a crap— Alexander Mumtaz (@iAlexander37) May 11, 2019
Something is seriously wrong with the mentality of our actors. Making fun of someone because you think you have a ‘higher social status’ is lower than low and it shows how ugly your soul is. Our TV media is so full of trash. #SaboorAly— Amna Cheema (@amnacheema55) May 11, 2019
Disgusting actress #SaboorAly is a hateful horrible person and she must be boycotted 4 making fun of a poor hardworking guy. She openly makes fun of a poor man cleaning the windows. Salute to the window cleaner 4 working hard and shame on useless #SaboorAly - please Retweet pic.twitter.com/fQGUkytoDb— Sidrah Memon (@SidrahMemon1) May 11, 2019
In a now deleted video which was posted on her account, Aly can be heard making jokes about the man along with fellow actress Jabbar. “His mother had better dreams for him when he left his house,” chuckles Aly in the video.Another actor Affan Waheed was also in the video and seemed a little uncomfortable with the mockery. He tried to deflect the conversation away from mockery and has been praised for doing so.
Inside jokes should be kept inside. Saboor Aly is a clear example of the elite class treating labour. Her explaination did not do justice to thar offensive inside joke. #SaboorAly— Safa Ghaffar (@safamag97) May 11, 2019
Two mentalities in the video ;1.Mocking the hard work .2.Appreciating the hard work.Here's the only difference is "Tarbiyaat"Affan waheed Prove himself a better person he is truly a gentleman ! 💓#SaboorAly— Mishal Siddiqui 🇵🇰 (@Meshesid) May 10, 2019
Aly has now posted the other side the story and said that she wasn't making fun of a window cleaner at all. The man in the video was their assistant director, Ehsan Shaikh.The actress goes on to defend her video, which she says was missing context. She’s also calling out social media “warriors” for creating this whole situation for followers, likes and engagement.She said it was an inside joke with the assistant director and that she never made fun of the profession. But this didn't appease many people, who found the jokes distasteful because of its underlying classism.
In a world full of Saboor Aly be Affan Waheed. I liked his calm reply to that useless woman who thought it okay to mock a laborerAnd no, that guy didn't look like the Assistant Director. A man of that post doesn't clean windows#SaboorAly #AffanWaheed— Saman (@purple_velvet19) May 11, 2019
Even if she isn't ridiculing him, it is still distasteful. One shouldnt make fun of any work that someone may be doing, I appreciate Affan for saying"Mehnat kr rha hai".Just goes to show how we think of such jobs as not worthy enough, says a lot about class difference & privilege— Hifza Khan (@hifzakhann) May 10, 2019
Related: Saboor Aly wants people to be sensitive about mental healthSaboor also posted a video on Twitter with Ehasan Shaikh to apologise and clarify her side of the story
'With great power comes great responsibility' #SaboorAly has surely made a grave mistake and then a futile attempt to justify it too. Tho I really hope she's not the only one here who learns a lesson but for many who are policing her there's a need for self reflection.— Zubaria Jan (@ZubariaJan) May 11, 2019
On April 21, she made it into headlines after social media was flooded with rumours that she was admitted to the hospital as a result of a suicide attempt. However, the Meray Khudaya actor set the score straight and rubbished rumours of a suicide attempt. She said she was hospitalised due to food poisoning.“I would like to clarify rumours spreading around social media about me attempting suicide. Alhamdulillah there is no truth to any of this, I had been simply admitted to hospital due to a bad case of food poisoning,” she said.Follow SAMAA English on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
No one has ever become smaller by rendering an apology - I had to bring Ehsaan Bhai on the screen to share our story so we did. All the people who felt hurt, upset or angry were rightful & I wanted to apologise to them for a joke l shouldn't have cracked under any circumstance. pic.twitter.com/tgszOE4m4U— Saboor Aly (@Saboor_Aly) May 11, 2019