Ali Azmat In Hot Waters For Disrespecting Madam Noor Jehan


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Ali Azmat could also be one of many largest and most well-known music personalities in Pakistan. But does that give him the suitable to disrespect one other a lot greater, extra legendary music character particularly posthumously? The rockstar has simply taken a low-level dig at Madam Noor Jehan and properly… netizens aren’t in a forgiving temper.

What Did He Say?

Azmat was being interviewed for a podcast it appears. Three males collectively— that’s already a purple flag however we gave them the good thing about the doubt. Ali Azmat was reminiscing about his childhood particularly of the time they welcomed “cultural invasion”. In doing so, he shared that Pakistan wasn’t doing a lot culturally therefore, a spot was created that was fulfilled by international influences.

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The solely factor occurring in Pakistan, in accordance with Azmat, was Madam Noor Jehan on MTV channel. He goes on to explain her singing in a saree, “wadde wadde bunde” and exaggerated make-up and mentioned, he and his pals have been irritated by that! He referred to as her mayi and that’s problematic for an entire totally different cause. A classist insult.

Fat-shaming A Legend?

However, what reveals that Ali Azmat actually has the misogynistic guts of a stereotypical rockstar was when he referred to as Noor Jehan a “kofta”. One of the hosts additionally tried to interject respectfully however he shortly coated it up saying “I was talking about my childhood.” Another man, the second host we presume, inspired Azmat. Apparently, “andar ki batein” have been being expressed.

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If you don’t consider somebody might take a dig like this at Noor Jehan on a public platform, watch the video your self— at your individual threat.

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Netizen Reactions

People have had sufficient of this. Have a have a look at what they’re saying:

Just Plain Misogyny or Disrespect?

Ali Azmat is a voice in his personal proper however does he get to maintain that stature by being this problematic? We’ll allow you to reply that. It was simpler for him to trash Madam Noor Jehan as a result of to begin with, she was a lady. He’s invalidating her expertise and her charisma which had the world wrapped round her finger. Is the complete nation senselessly nonetheless her fan? If he isn’t keen on her music, the least he might do was share it respectfully.

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This is much more problematic as a result of he’s trashing a lady posthumously. She’s left behind a legacy and that deserves some respect. She was one of many pioneers of Pakistan’s music business, the identical business that advantages him.

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