Actor Yasir Hussain’s recent stance against local brands, signing deals with Turkish stars making them their brand ambassadors, has landed him in hot waters. But this won’t be the first time the celebrity said something that triggered a negative response out of people.
Taking to the micro-blogging website yesterday, Armeen wrote, “I believe Yasir Hussain is being subjected to online harassment and bullying. I know he’s a public figure but some of the comments I’ve read are just depraved and downright evil!” She continued, “calling him and his family disgusting names and wishing ill over a TV show is below the belt! Stop it now.”
But users disagreed, expressing how the Jhooti actor often ‘asks for it’.
Others felt that he should just think before he speaks.
Actors Anoushey Ashraf and Bilal Ashraf disapproved of Yasir’s sentiments and explained how being a Pakistani should not be made the criteria for an ambassadorship. In a comment on Instagram, Anoushey wrote, “I’d be very proud to see our actors on a billboard internationally. If you want to work in tandem with the world, you must accept them here as well.” She then added stating facts, “If Fawad and Mahira can work in India, I’m sure international artists can work here. Let’s not be petty and instead use all our energy in creating better content, bigger budgets and make our stars huge.”