Legendary Pakistani actor, writer and TV host Anwar Maqsood apologized for his controversial comedy that targeted Sindhis after he was target of a hard hitting social media backlash.
While talking to Samaa TV he cleared that “I love the soil of Sindh which is why I have never left it. Some of my friends from Sindh are upset because of what I did. I want to apologize to the ones who are hurt”
Anwar Maqsood added that the segment was meant to pay homage to the late comedian Moin Akhtar. He described Moin Akhtar as a legendary actor and said that he was the most versatile actor of all time.
“Whatever I wrote down, Moin brought it to life. He was the biggest actor in both India and Pakistan,” he said.
Here’s how Twitter expressed outrage for Maqsood’s recent work
People’s Reaction On Social Media
Deeply offended by the racist video made by Anwar Maqsood and his team. Comedy and satire should always be about a certain mentality, not a a ethinicity or community. Calling Sindhis lazy and corrupt is not funny, it's spreading hate and maligning
— Ali Gul Pir (@Aligulpir) April 22, 2018
Anwar maqsood Sb’s skit about sindhis was downright racist, it was sad.
But the Good thing is that he has realised and apologised. Let’s move on people, he is a legend who has been entertaining us since forever. 🙏🏻
— Rabia Anum Obaid (@RabiaAnumm) April 22, 2018
People who don't keep with the times fall by the wayside
Anwar Maqsood is one such individual
— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) April 22, 2018
According to Anwar Maqsood, Allah himself sent Urdu Speaking people from heavan to Urban centers of Sindh.
— Salman Sikandar (@SALSIKandar) April 22, 2018
انورمقصودصاحب نےیہ نہی کہاکہ بھٹوزندہ ہے،انہوں نےیہ بتایاکہ بھٹوکیسےکیسےاورکن کن طریقوں سےزندہ ہےاوراُس کےزندہ ہونے کےہمارے معاشرےپرکیامنفی اثرات ہیں.
سندھی بھائی اور بہنیں بُرا منانےکےبجائےتھوڑی سوچ بچارکریں توکسی نےبرائیوں پرروشنی ڈال کراُن کی اصلاح کی کوشش کی ہے.#AnwarMaqsood
— F. S (🇵🇰) (@StaunchInsafian) April 22, 2018
I know Anwar Maqsood since my teens. His sister Bajiya & Jalali gave me eternal fame. Why would she cast a Sindhi girl if they had biased against Sindhis?
They made me star, when Sindhi producers imposed ban on me
Anwar Maqsood explains Sindhi controversy https://t.co/XJRbp18nqC
— Shama Junejo (@ShamaJunejo) April 22, 2018
You too, Mr. #AnwarMaqsood, just watched ur 'video Interv. Sindhi https://t.co/YdBiaY6n7j' w'd say, ur video doesn't define Sindhis but it shows what you think about Sindhis. Mr. Anwar, u have no an idea about Sindh. ur biased approaches towards Sindhis, made us speechless.
— Veengas (@VeengasJ) April 22, 2018
So called intellectuals and writers like #Anwar_Maqsood are behind the racism. Shame
— Mir Keeryo (@ImamKeerio1) April 22, 2018
— سَــــــرپھِـــــری (@sarphireee) April 22, 2018
#AnwarMaqsood A Big LOL for all trying to say this as racist. I think he is showing the true face of what is going in Sindh from Ages
— Zia Nasir (@Z_nasir1) April 22, 2018
— Arbab Khawar (@ArbabKhawar_PPP) April 22, 2018
— SMT PPP Thatta Humair Iqbal (@HumairIqbal1) April 22, 2018