Hamza Ali Abbasi’s blunt and unfiltered opinions have often made him the centre of controversy across social media. This is just one of those events.
Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy, a renowned Pakistani nuclear physicist and activist expressed on Twitter saying that while Pakistan is arguing on whether or not to celebrate valentine’s day, Space X launched world’s most powerful rocket into space.
He ironically commented saying that this reflects what a ‘great’ nation we are, criticizing where our priorities lie and why we are lagging behind. Here’s what he said that offended Abbasi:
On his comments, Abbasi tried to dig on him with a somewhat absurd response. He suggested that he should focus more on his work rather than spending all this time on the debate with moulvis.
Hamza’s inappropriate response has ignited Pakistani as how he can openly criticize someone who happens to be a master in his field. His comments undoubtedly are disrespectful and have been furiously reacted to by the people.
Some of them have been quite neutral while others have rigidly told him to focus on his ‘work’ and excel in it i.e acting.
Here are some of the responses that Hamza’s tweet met with:
People weren’t very unforgiving as well. They told him to focus on his work and said that if he dedicatedly worked in the field he is in, Pakistan’s cinema industry would’ve progressed.
Some also told him that it isn’t necessary to criticize everything. Sometimes, it’s okay to just let it go.
Some times its nice to just let it go Mr abbasi
— B Hasanie (@Baneenhasani) February 11, 2018
People pointed hypocrisy in his statement as well.
This is so stupid on so many levels.
First that post is about our misplaced priorities not religion. Second , ek actor hoker aap religious and politics pe baat ker saktay ho to woh kion nahi. What kind if hypocrisy is this?
— undone (@shaat_up) February 10, 2018
اگرحمزہ عباسی ایک اداکار، اینکر پرسن اور ایک مولوی ایک ساتھ بن سکتے ہیں تو کیوں نہ ڈاکٹر ھود ایک سائنس دان ہونے کے ساتھ ساتھ انسانی حقوق کی آواز بن سکتے ہیں۔
— باشندہِ ہمالیہ Himalayan (@NematHusain) February 11, 2018
How can he launch a rocket? He is not soace scientist. He is a nuclear scientist. And he is retired. On the other hand you are a molvi, actor, preacher, politician, social scientist and Science expert all in one . PH’s students lead Pakistan’s top defence institutions. Wt u do?
— Ahmad Waqass Goraya (@AWGoraya) February 10, 2018
He clearly missed the entire point. The purpose was to highlight our misplaced priorities NOT to ask moulvis to make rockers, respectfully.
Your incessant volley & thunder is ludicrous and un-necessary.
PH has not asked Ms to make rockets. The point being made, was with regards to the general direction we’re taking in our society.
Sadly I can confirm that beauty and brains are not equally present in your being
— Sameer Anees (@Sammy_Anees) February 11, 2018
1) Dr Abdus Salam was focused on his work, what Pakistan did to him?
2) Hoodboy has written many remarkable research papers, he isn't a businessman to launch his own space program
3) He just stated science is more important then stopping ppl from valentine, what's your point?
— Capt. Tayyab (@TayyabMemon) February 10, 2018
Well, Hamza did come up with his response/clarification, that according to people only made it worse for him.
Please just admit that you were wrong in criticizing him. Your defence is only making it worse for yourself
— Zubair Shahab (@zubis2) February 11, 2018
Pakistan need more tolerance and need more education.
All region is ahead of us now
— kamran shabir (@shabir_kamran) February 11, 2018
your inference is baseless & absurd. Dr. PH is pointing our decline in every sphere of life and not being to resolve basic issues of human rights and diverse thinking each developed society has!!!!
— zaheerana (@zaheerana) February 11, 2018
Nation k current trend he unk future binatay yan bigartay hin
If u r still nt able to find the connection between valentine D and science then quit tweeter and visit a doc u need it badly #bullshitmindedppl
atleast respect those ppl who are trying to educate our nation prof. PH
— Maheen khan (@Maheenk28589996) February 11, 2018
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