Anwar Maqsood in hot waters after 'racist overtones' in latest webseries

01:17 PM | 23 Apr, 2018
Anwar Maqsood in hot waters after 'racist overtones' in latest webseries
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LAHORE - Veteran writer Anwar Maqsood got under fire after releasing his latest web-series 'Anwarnama'.

In the episode, Anwar Maqsood discuss Pakistan in various exchanges. However, his alleged 'racist overtones' incited criticism from various celebrities and social activists who shared their disapproval on twitter.

 

Comedian and writer Ali Gul Pir tweeted, "Deeply offended by the racist video made by Anwar Maqsood and his team. Comedy and satire should always be about a certain mentality, not an ethnicity or community. Calling Sindhis lazy and corrupt is not funny, it’s spreading hate and maligning."

Singer Mooroo also tweeted: "There is a thin line between racism and stereotyping for the sake of humour. #AnwarMaqsood treaded the line for years, racism was funny back then, people have evolved, racism is not funny anymore."

 

Many other people also tweeted their thoughts on the matter:

However, some supported Mr. Maqsood on his stance:

However, Mr. Anwar Maqsood released a video apologizing for the whole ordeal

Things, however, saw a much-needed respite when Anwar Maqsood retracted the video and instead, released an apologetic video explaining the whole situation.

Watch the video below: