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Saboor Aly responds to backlash for mocking a ‘window cleaner’

May 11, 2019
 
Says it was an inside joke with her assistant director



Actress Saboor Aly's attempt to clear the air after she and her co-actor Saheefa Jabbar came under fire for an Instagram story Aly posted on Friday in which they made fun of a man cleaning windows hasn't appeased people calling her out for 'classism'. 

Aly's name has been trending on Pakistani Twitter after people reacted to her Instagram story. She became the focus of a lot of criticism for her insensitive jokes.




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.


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.


Related: Saboor Aly wants people to be sensitive about mental health

Saboor also posted a video on Twitter with Ehasan Shaikh to apologise and clarify her side of the story

 



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.

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2 Comments

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    Ankit   May 16, 2019 8:06 pm/ Reply

    Ok, fine we accept that u r making fun in yourselves. But u have make mockery many of those who works hord for their daily bread.

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    Ali   June 19, 2019 10:06 pm/ Reply

    What a lame excuse and a coverup video. Your true colors are seen in the origional video and had no justification..BTW this dirty industry you are working in has a dirtiest process for women to become famouse. So we all know what you have been through . Big up for this window cleaner who is working hard

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