VIDEO | How BOL News clarified its position on the ‘Murree Brewery’ controversy
The BOL hosts clarified their stance on-air.
Living up to its contentious image, BOL News found itself in yet another controversy during the month of Ramadan. The news outlet showed ‘Murree Brewery’, one of Pakistan’s most popular alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages manufacturer, as one of its Iftaar sponsors.
When many religious scholars and celebrities sat down for Iftaar on the show, a message popped up that read ‘Iftar sponsored by Murree Brewery’.
Iftar transmission brought to you by Murree Brewery! ? pic.twitter.com/UOxEjbi1j2
— Nizamuddin Khan (@salarzai_) May 18, 2020
This caused outrage on social media, as people expressed their disappointment that how did the channel let a company that produces alcoholic beverages sponsor Iftaar.
So @MurreeBrewery an certifyed alcoholic brand is sponsor of ramadan transmission on renowned tv network and our @danishtaimoor16 is saying its just a juice brand i wasnt expecting this from @BOLNETWORK rather than apologizing they are defending pic.twitter.com/MRjGerQmeP
— Talha__bhatti (@Talha__bhattii) May 21, 2020
Actor Danish Taimoor responded to the controversy during his game show on BOL, saying that the company is also a ‘juice manufacturer’.
“People are assuming its just alcohol. But as Muslims, we cannot even think of doing it,” he said.
The host went on to name juices and other non-alcoholic drinks produced by the company.
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