Feroze Khan — popular Pakistani actor and model — recently called Tik tok “Cancer”.
What is Tik Tok
TikTok is a video-sharing social networking service founded in China. It is used to create short lip-sync, comedy, and talent videos. The app was launched for iOS and Android in international markets in 2017. Ever since its launch, Tik Tok has taken over the World. The app has been downloaded over a billion times and was declared the 7th most downloaded app of the decade (2010-2019).
Feroze Khan’s Outburst
The television actor went off on his twitter account yesterday and said:
Tik tok is cancer. I repeat, cancer ! pic.twitter.com/5hx1EQqgb6
— Feroze Khan (@ferozekhaan) February 26, 2020
This sudden outburst by Feroze Khan was sparked by two very recently-made shameful tik-toks .
The first one features a girl who is lying around in a graveyard and taking a “sunbath”. The tik tok went like this:
ٹک ٹاک کے لچڑ پن نے قبرستان کو بھی نا بخشا…. حکومت ٹک ٹاک نہیں بند کر سکتی کیونکہ حریم شاہ کا آرڈر نہیں ہے اور حریم کے پاس ہر کسی کی کوئی نا کوئی ویڈیو موجود ہے pic.twitter.com/7SYxft8qxk
— Haqeeqat TV (@Haqeeqat_TV) February 26, 2020
This blatant disrespect of the dead was bound to anger anyone with a little bit of shame. No wonder it enraged the TV actor too.
The second one shows a girl dancing in front of Mazar-e-Quaid in Karachi.
This one, in particular received a lot of criticism online all the while having people defending it too.
The argument of the critics was that it is an act of disrespect at Quaid’s Mazar and that dancing on a grave is wrong. They also asked that the people involved be held accountable.
اس کو فلفور کراچی پولیس کو گرفتار کرنا چاہیے دو تھپڑ بھی رسید کرنے چاہیے
میرے قائد کے مزار پر ایسی حرکت وہ بھی حجاب پہن کر
— Dreamer🇵🇰 (@Dreamer4927) February 23, 2020
The other side argued that there is nothing wrong with it and it’s her way of paying tribute to the freedom that Quaid has given us.
In other news, the people with connections to the tik-tok have already been arrested.
Reaction of the people to Feroze Khan
Quite a few people agreed with Feroze Khan;
Yes it's a disease eating us! https://t.co/3H4dkWjzZT
— n.malhi (@mnMalhi) February 26, 2020
Others called out the bad teachings provided to today’s youth and said that its the users’ fault and not the app’s;
There was also people among the bunch that criticized the TV star’s shows amidst the controversy;
The type of content you guys produce is also cancer. https://t.co/VOpnwhAFsl
— kamran (@komo_moron) February 26, 2020
In the writer’s opinion, Feroze Khan’s reaction was completely justified and the people involved should definitely have been held accountable. This will act as an example in the future and people will think twice before committing shameful acts like these ones.
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